[American Composers] Piston, Walter. (1894–1976) & Kirchner, Leon. (1919–2009) & Schuller, Gunther. (1925–2015) & Foss, Lukas. (1922–2009) & Leinsdorf, Erich. (1912–1993) & Schuman, William. (1910–1992),
The American Symphony Orchestra - SIGNED
New York: Basic Books. 1967. First edition.
Interesting volume of essays on American symphonic music by some of the leading composers and interpreters of the 20th century. The volume, edited by Henry Swoboda, has been signed in various inks on the first free endpage by 6 contributors, including the composers Walter Piston, Gunther Schuller, Leon Kirchner, Lukas Foss, and William Schuman, as well as by the conductor Erich Leinsdorf. Hardcover, 8vo (22 cm). xiii, 208 pp. Dustjacket heavily chipped, lower edge of upper board frayed, toning to inner boards and endpages, generally very good.