Autograph envelope signed in full
Addressed to Mrs. Harrie W. Johnston in New Bedford, Mass., with full autograph signature and return address at "Hopkins Center, Dartmouth College, Hanover, N.H." to upper left corner of recto. Envelope 91 x 166 mm., postmarked July 27, 1968.
Very slightly worn and soiled; slightly ragged at upper edge where opened, not affecting autograph.
The envelop with two American historical postage stamps: a 1963 1 cent green Andrew Jackson and a 1962 5 cent blue George Washington.
"One of the most prolific composers of the 20th century, [Křenek] wrote in a wide variety of contemporary idioms. ... [Around the period of this autograph], "collections of his essays and opera librettos were published. He also composed eight significant orchestral works, five major works for soprano and ensemble, two electronic works (along with several others including electronic music) and two television operas concerning chance and order (Ausgerechnet und verspielt, 1961; Der Zauberspiegel, 1963–6). He received commissions from the Hamburg State Opera for Der goldene Bock (1962–3), a work including elements of surrealism and the absurd, and Sardakai, oder Das kommt davon (1967–9), which makes use of ironic elements from the Così fan tutte story. His interest in serialism and time were often reflected in the titles of his instrumental music, such as Quaestio temporis (1959), From Three Make Seven (1960–61) and Instant Remembered (1967–8)." Garrett Bowles in Grove Music Online.
Price: $75.00 other currencies