Hindemith, Paul. (1895–1963) [Rogister, Jean. (1879–1964)]
Autograph Letter, Sending Metronome Markings
Autograph letter from the important composer to Belgian violist Jean Rogister, giving metronome markings for his Quartet op. 22. 1 p., n.d. Translated from the German: "Dear Mr. Rogister, in great haste I send you, with thanks for your kind letter, the metronome markings for my Quartet op. 22 [...] I wish you great success with the piece and I am with best wishes to you and your colleagues, yours, Paul Hindemith." Folding creases; in very fine condition, together with the original envelope, postmarked April 24, 1933. 8.75 x 11 inches (22.2 x 28.5 cm).
Jean Rogister (1879–1964) was a Belgian virtuoso violist, teacher, and composer who studied at and later became professor at the Liège Conservatory. In 1925, he founded the Quatuor de Liège together with Henri Koch, Joseph Beck, and Lydia Rogister-Schor.