Stravinsky, Igor. (1882–1971) [Diamond, David. (1915–2005)]
Autograph Note Signed on a Visiting Card, with Photograph to DAVID DIAMOND
Autograph note signed from the important composer to the younger composer David Diamond, penned on a visiting card printed with Stravinsky's name. Hollywood, October 15, 1964. Stravinsky writes: "Back from our extended concert tour find your NONET dedicated to me for my 80th birthday. Extremely touched I thank you dear Diamond much cordially. Yours as ever, I. Str." Handsomely matted and framed together with a reproduction photograph of Stravinsky as a younger man. Very fine. Sight size 3.75 x 3.25 inches (9.5 x 8 cm), framed to an overall size of 8.5 x 13.5 inches.
From the collection of David Diamond, considered one of the preeminent American composers of his generation. He enjoyed wide success in the 1940's and 1950's, before the serial and modernist trends largely pushed him into the shadows. The New York Times described him as "part of what some considered a forgotten generation of great American symphonists, including Howard Hanson, Roy Harris, William Schuman, Walter Piston and Peter Mennin."