Typewritten letters signed (8, one a photocopy), Autograph letters signed (5), Autograph postcards signed (6), and Typewritten postcards signed (3), dated New York, N.Y., Rochester, N.Y., and other places, 1978-1995 and [n.p., n.d.], to Joan Peyser, 1978-1995.


Typewritten letters signed (8, one a photocopy), Autograph letters signed (5), Autograph postcards signed (6), and Typewritten postcards signed (3), dated New York, N.Y., Rochester, N.Y., and other places, 1978-1995 and [n.p., n.d.], to Joan Peyser, 1978-1995.

Of a social and personal nature, several discussing Leonard Bernstein ("a great musician but a pretty lousy Mensch"), mentioning his Rounds for String Orchestra, Flute Concerto, Cello and Piano Sonata, Organ Symphony, Sonata for Flute and Piano, Wiesel Cantata, Tantivy, Saxophone Sonata, various symphonies, and other works, Joseph Machlis, [E.E.] Cummings, [Robert] Craft, [Igor] Stravinsky, Ingolf Dahl, Harry Kraut, Ned [Rorem], [Leonard] Raver, Madonna ["My Lady of Untalent is what her name should be"], Sean Penn, [Gerard] Schwarz ("Schwarz is really my Hans Richter & I've relegated Lenny [Bernstein] to the distant past"), Carter Brey, [Jean Pierre] Rampal, Roger Sessions, [Ernest] Bloch, President Clinton, Philip Ramey, and other persons.

22 items (with 3 envelopes) ; various sizes.


SNAC Resource ID: 7236316

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