Franz Waxman (Königshütte, 1906 – Los Angeles, 1967)


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Autograph letter signed in German, dated July 19-1950 by the German-born American composer, author of the Academy Award winning film scores for Sunset Boulevard (1950) and A Place in the Sun (1951). Waxman addresses the pianist Paul Aron (1886-1955) [translated]: «…Sure you will be surprised to hear from me from Florence, but I had left in such a haste that it was impossible for me to write to you. I stayed only half a day in New York anyway, which I spent getting my ship reservation. I am sorry that you never heard again from Mrs. Dispeker, but I learned a long time ago that the so-called concert agents are highly unreliable. I myself am equally disappointed in Ms. Dispeker’s activities as far as they concern myself (…) The man to whom I wanted to bring your pieces has left the music publisher and is in the process of founding his own publishing house. I will pursue this matter further. My radio concerts in N.Y. fell through since the Columbia Symphony Orchestra was disbanded. Instead I conducted on Radio in Amsterdam, and it was very successful…». 1 p. with letterhead “Grand Hotel Firenze”. In fine condition.