ERNEST HUTCHESON - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 12/06/1948 - HFSID 2623
Sale Price $198.00
Signed autograph letter from the Australian pianist apologizing for not playing at a past Christmas party, saying that he no longer plays publicly and does not practice often
Autograph letter signed: "Ernest Hutcheson", in blue ink, 1 page, 8½x11. Accompanied by original mailing envelope. December 6, 1948. New York City, New York. In full: "Dear Mr. Clahour, I am sorry not to be able to take part in Agnes' Christmas Party, but I no longer player publicly in New York and do not even keep myself in practice. I do hope that the event will be a great success and result in a substantial addition to the Maintenance and Welfare fund. Faithfully yours". Ernest Hutcheson (1871-1951) was a child piano prodigy in his native Australia before he began his education in Europe to hone his piano playing. After several years of education, Hutcheson taught at the Stern Conservatory in Berlin, but was forced to leave with the outbreak of World War I. He settled in New York and became a faculty member of Julliard, performing concerts in his off time. Hutcheson taught many famous pianists, including Mary Ann Croft and Edgar Coleman, and wrote an instructional book titled The Literature of the Piano. He also wrote several of his own compositions, including two piano concertos and several solo pieces, though none proved highly popular. Multiple folds. Lightly toned. Stray ink marks. Corners slightly worn. Light surface creases. Otherwise, fine condition.
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