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Varèse, Edgard (1883-1965)

Autograph Letter Signed

"Varèse". To Mr. Cohn. Oct 8, 1942. 8.5" h x 5.5" w. One page on his letterhead. Fine (small original ink blot on upper right).

Varèse, one of the boldest innovators of 20th-century music, writes to Arthur Cohn, informing him "that the Pro-Musica is out of existence" and suggests he contact R.E. Schmitz in San Francisco. In a postscript he writes "Salzedo, who was vice president of P.M. might possess the desired information."

Arthur Cohn was a publisher, conductor and orchestrator who worked at Carl Fisher and was responsible for publishing many of Ives's works. He was also director of the Edwin Fleischer Collection in Philadelphia from 1934-52. Robert E. Schmitz was a prominent pianist and president of Pro Musica. The composer Carlos Salzedo was vice president of the same progrssive organization
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