Mitropoulos, Dimitri. (1896–1960) [Diamond, David. (1915–2005)]
Signed Photograph to DAVID DIAMOND
Original photograph of the important conductor, inscribed and signed on the mat to American composer David Diamond: "To David / 'Colla fede che e la sostanza delle cose sperate...' / 'With love which is the substance of human relationship.' / Dimitri." Photograph 6 x 7 inches, overall size 9.5 x 11.25 inches (24 x 28.5 cm). Photograph detached from the mat (could easily be re-attached.) Some light edge toning; overall 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."