Teyte, Maggie. (1888–1976) [Diamond, David. (1915–2005)]
Signed Photograph to David Diamond
Signed photograph of the celebrated English soprano, one of the greatest interpreters of French art song, inscribed to American composer David Diamond. Teyte has penned across the image: "To David Diamond / Souvenir de / Maggie Teyte." Some slight surface wear to image; overall fine. 8 x 10 inches (20.5 x 25.5 cm).
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."