Autograph letter signed "Matyas" to the noted English composer, broadcaster, and writer on music Antony Hopkins

Price: 250.00 USD

2 pp. Folio (ca. 254 x 203 mm). Dated Caterham, Surrey, December 8, [19]57. In blue ink on white paper. With original autograph envelope. Seiber thanks Hopkins for a thoughtful radio presentation of his choral work Ulysses. He asks if the BBC or anyone else has recorded it. He also asks Hopkins if he will be in Festival Hall on Wednesday. "What a pleasant surprise it was to hear you talk about 'Ulysses' this afternoon! Fortunately, I was at home and listening, otherwise I might have missed the whole thing: nobody told me about it. So, thank you very much for spending all that time on my work, and for giving such a careful and precise analysis. I enjoyed particularly your beautiful phrasing in some of your piano examples (the opening, for instance,) and also your singing; at last I know where to turn if I get into a fix with the Tenor Soloist!" Very slightly worn; creased at folds. One word with autograph correction, slightly smudged.

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