Riesco, Carlos. (1925–2007) [Diamond, David. (1915–2005)]
Obertura Sinfónica - Inscribed to David Diamond
Signed score from the Chilean composer, a student of Nadia Boulanger who served as president of the Chilean Academy of Fine Arts. He has signed and inscribed the title page of his Obertura Sinfonica to its dedicatee and his teacher, the American composer David Diamond (translated from the Spanish): "As a sign of my affection and gratitude for the help given in my musical studies." He dates: August 2, 1948, New York. The work was composed in New York in 1947–1948. 71 pp. Softcover, no wrappers, bound with tape along the spine. Toning; overall fine. 11.25 x 15.5 inches (28.5 x 39 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." Among his many close friends in the world of music were Aaron Copland and Leonard Bernstein.