Eigenh. Brief mit U. („B. Martinu“).
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In slightly wobbly Englisch to one Mr. Rogers – probably the american composer Bernard Rogers (1893-1968) – , concerning the score of his 3rd symphony. „... You letter came to N.Y., to S[outh] Orleans and back to N.Y. I got it today. I am very sorry and I send you immediately the score of III. Symphony, but it is probably to[o] late. You must have over there anyway me second score. I sended twoa scores and material allready last year. I hope you had not so much troubles with mistakes. Thank you very much and will see you next week. Please, would you tell me if you have re- hersal Fryday morning? Or rather, tell me if you have not ...“ - A few days after the present letter, Martinus’ 3. Symphony (H299) was first staged in Boston on October 10, 1945, under conductor Serge Koussevitzky and the Boston Symphony Orchestra (also the addressee of the work’s dedication).