Hanson, Howard. (1896–1981) [Diamond, David. (1915–2005)]
Typed Letter Signed, Awarding a Scholarship to Eastman to DAVID DIAMOND
Typed letter signed from the American composer and educator who served as director of the Eastman School, awarding the then-18-year-old American composer David Diamond a scholarship of $72 for the academic year 1932–1933. Mounting remnants; irregular toning; trimmed down to 8.5 x 7 inches (21.5 x 18 cm). Overall very good.
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."