Creston, Paul. (1906–1985) [Monteux, Pierre. (1875–1964)]
"Pre-Classic Suite. Op. 71" - Inscribed to Pierre Monteux
New York: G. Ricordi & Co.. 1958.
Printed score inscribed to the important French conductor, "à mon cher Maître / Pierre Monteux / avec les meilleures / pensées / Paul Creston." 4to. Lithograph. [PN] N.Y. 1981. 52 pp. Toning to upper edge of front cover, else fine. 7 x 10.5 inches (17.8 x 26.7 cm.).
Provenance: From the collection of Pierre Monteux.
Born into a poor immigrant Italian family as Giuseppe Guttoveggio, Paul Creston's music exemplifies the traits common in American Music of the first half of the twentieth century: it is distinctly tuneful, tonal in the modern American idiom and has a strong rhythmic sense.
The great conductor Pierre Monteux was known for conducting the premiere of the Rite of Spring and for his tenures with the Boston Symphony Orchestra, the Amsterdam Concertgebouw Orchestra, the Orchestre Symphonique de Paris, and the San Francisco Symphony.