BAMPTON-SIGNED HOIBY SCORE
Hoiby, Lee (1926-2011)
The Scarf. [Vocal score]G. Schirmer: New York, 1959. Pl.n: 44439. first edition. Small quarto. 83 pp. Blue and red wraps. In excellent condition.
Signed and dated 1973 by the noted American soprano Rose Bampton in blue ballpoint on the front cover.
The Scarf, one of American composer Lee Hoiby's earliest efforts, was commissioned by the Curtis Institute of Music. (Hoiby had studied there with Menotti between 1948 and 1952.) The one-act opera premiered in Spoleto in 1958.SSC-06049$75