Autograph musical quotation signed ("A. Honegger")
The first two measures of the theme of the second movemennt of Honegger's Symphony 5 as played by the first violin. In black ink, dated 1950. On card stock 70 x 110 mm., with small circular reproduction photograph of the composer seated at a desk before a musical manuscript, pen in hand, laid down.
Slightly worn and browned; upper outer corner very slightly creased; verso with annotations in another hand in ink and remnants of black mounting paper.
A three-quarter length postcard photograph of the composer. Slightly worn; verso browned.
"A member of Les Six, [Honegger's] serious-minded musical aesthetic was entirely different from that of others in the group. He developed unusual musical and dramatic forms in large-scale works for voices and orchestra, and was one of the 20th century's most dedicated contrapuntists, with a clear indebtedness to Bach. His language is essentially tonal but characterized by a highly individual use of dissonance. Despite his admiration for Debussy and Ravel, his music is often rugged and uncompromising." Geoffrey K. Spratt in Grove Music Online.
Price: $385.00 other currencies