Rogers, Bernard. (1893–1968) [Diamond, David. (1915–2005)]
Signed Photograph to DAVID DIAMOND
Signed photograph of the an American composer, a student of Ernest Bloch, Percy Goetschius, and Nadia Boulanger who taught at the Cleveland Institute of Music, The Hartt School, and the Eastman School of Music. He has signed and inscribed in white ink "with my affection / For David from Bernard" with a short autograph musical quotation of four notes to his student, the American composer David Diamond. Stamped on the verso by the photographer, Josef Schiff of Rochester. Surface creases; overall very good. 5 x 7 inches (12.9 x 17.7 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."