The eminent American composer thanks his host for the ministrations to my harpsichord piece of the other day and for your performance of The Defense of Corinth. I was most happy to spend time with you and see the liveliness of modern music in Vancouver which, up to recently I thought of a place with a few igloos and totem poles and gold-miners. But now, I see that we have something, a great deal to learn from you here, and it is most refreshing... Carter goes on to thank the other musicians who participated in the performance.
Hugh McLean (1930-2017) was a Canadian organist and musicologist. He regularly appeared in recital with the Canadian Broadcasting Company and performed the Canadian premieres of several major organ concertos, including those by Barber and Hindemith.ALS-14395$400