Stravinsky, Igor. (1882–1971) [Diamond, David. (1915–2005)]
Autograph Note Signed on a Postcard to David Diamond
Autograph note signed from the important composer to American composer David Diamond. He has penned on a postcard: "Many thanks for your so kind attention. Your beautiful blue tie will be [...] on my birthday. Merci / I. Stravinsky / June 44." The verso of the postcard shows a jockey on a comically long horse with the caption "Today's long shot at Hollywood Park." Together with a half-tone photograph of the composer. Mounting tape remnants to the verso of the card; toning; overall very good. 5.5 x 3.5 inches (13.9 x 8.8 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."