Lot 778: Swiss-born American composer (1880–1959) best known for his large-scale, often Jewish-inflected chamber, orchestral, and choral works. ALS, one page, 8.25 x 11, October 26, 1955. Letter to Otmar Meisel, in full: "I am certainly touched by your kind letter and appreciation and I thank you for it. I did not know that my music was ever performed in Germany! My wife was born in Hamburg. I am sending you a good biography, only it reaches only 1948, and a list of my published works." Bloch adds a handwritten postscript at the conclusion, "Tomorrow I leave for Portland for a probable surgical operation." In fine condition, with trivial creasing to edges, and a uniform block of toning from previous display. Accompanied by the aforementioned biography and list of published works, as well as the original mailing envelope, addressed in Bloch's own hand.
RR Auction's Fine Autographs and Artifacts Auction 458
Wednesday, 12th August 2015
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