Autograph musical quotation signed and inscribed "Greetings to Alan from Walter Piston."
by PISTON, Walter 1894-1976
"Piston composed the symphony to mark the 75th Anniversary of the Boston Symphony Orchestra. He dedicated the score to the memory of Serge Koussevitzky and his wife Natalie. The symphony was first performed by the Boston Symphony Orchestra under Charles Munch, on November 25, 1955." Howard Pollack: Walter Piston, p. 117 (via Wikipedia online).. On pre-printed staff paper, ca. 86 x 159 mm. Four measures from the beginning of Piston's Symphony no. 6, one of the composer's most popular works. Notated in black ink in treble clef on one staff, with a dynamic marking of mezzo forte. Marked "Fluendo espressivo (Symphony no. 6).Slightly browned; minor remnants of adhesive to margins of verso.Together with a vintage bust-length photograph of the composer in profile, seated in front of a score, 176 x 127 mm. (Inventory #: 26811)
Musical Autographs and Manuscripts; Rare Books on Music and Dance; First and Early Editions of Printed Music; Prints, Drawings and Ephemera relating to Music and Dance including Opera and Ballet.
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