Ronald Stevenson

Stevenson, Ronald

Scottish composer and pianist (1928-2015). Autograph letter signed. Townfoot House, West Linton, Peeblesshire. 4to. 1 page.
$ 479 / 450 € (88287/BN58128)

To his "dear Colin", i. e. Colin Scott-Sutherland (1930-2012), citing a limerick on the composer Ernest John Moeran: "A footnote to my last. I have just found, in an old music magazine, this limerick by Tom Pitfield: There was a composer called Moeran / Who Iacked MS. paper to score on; / But sly and alert, / He tore up his shirt, / Which he scribbled 'conshirtos' galore on [...] P.S. Have just received an offer of publication of my Prelude, Fugue & Fantasy [on Busoni's Faust] from Novello [...]".

- The addressee was a bank manager who wrote a number of remarkable books and articles on music and other artistic subjects, starting with his pioneering biography of Arnold Bax in 1973. - Slightly wrinkled..

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