Nov 17, 2020 - Sale 2551

Sale 2551 - Lot 97

Price Realized: $ 100
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 150 - $ 250
THOMSON, VIRGIL. Two letters: Typed Letter Signed * Autograph Letter Signed. The first, "Virgil T.," to theater and dance writer Grant Code, with holograph salutation, declining to support the work of Eva Sikelianos, but offering to write her a letter of recommendation. 1/2 page, 4to, "Herald Tribune" stationery; folds. The second, to "My dear Marshall," offering condolences on the death of his grandfather and describing his recent travels and compositions. 1 page, 4to, personal stationery; short closed separations at horizontal folds. New York, 20 October 1948; 7 December 1964

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1964: ". . . I went to Madrid in October for a congress of Spanish and American musicians, where [Nicanor] Zabaleta played a new harp concerto I wrote for him.
"Then to Washington, for which I had prepared a piece for baryton with orchestra--the Latin Pervigilium Veneris, in my own translation. . . ."