Cohen, Harriet. (1895–1967) [Diamond, David. (1915–2005)]
Autograph Signature with Portrait Photograph to David Diamond
Autograph signature from the British pianist, inscribed to American composer David Diamond: "David / with long love / Harriet (Cohen)." Mounted together with a half-tone portrait photograph in profile to an overall size of 8.5 x 13.75 inches (21.5 x 35 cm). Fine.
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."