HUMPHREY SEARLE - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 04/28/1962 - HFSID 154290
Sale Price $198.00
The British composer regrets not being able to attend "Vlad's lecture."
Autograph Letter signed: "Humphrey Searle", 4½x7, 1 page. London, 1962 April 28. To a Dr. Rogers, in full: "Thanks so much for your letter. I'd have liked very much to have come to Vlad's lecture and heard his work, but unfortunately I have to be in Bristol at present and then go on to Birmingham. Please give him my apologies, and I hope to see him some other time. Yours sincerely". English composerHumphrey Searle (1915-1982) was a pioneer of serial music. A producer at the BBC after World War II, he was General Secretary of the International Society for Contemporary Music in the same period. His works include Poem For Strings (1950), five symphonies, and an operatic version of Diary of a Madman, which won a UNESCO competition in 1960. Searle also composed film scores (The Haunting, 1963) and the score for an early Dr. Who serial (1965, now lost). The Vlad mentioned in his letter may have been pianist Vladimir Horowitz (1909-1989), whom Searle had admired since his student days at Oxford. Multiple mailing folds. Ink marks (unknown hand) not effecting signature. Otherwise, fine condition
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