Buffalo, [NY]: 1920. 1 sheet. 6.5 x 8.25 inches. A fine copy. Item #43960
With note: "Very Sincerely Yrs, Cyril Scott, Buffalo, Nov. 1920." Cyril Meir Scott (1879-1970) was an English composer and writer, described by Eugene Goossens as "the father of modern British music." While Scott had been composing since 1900, and had written his second symphony in 1903, he felt that the Two Passacaglias, composed in 1912 (and first performed under Thomas Beecham in 1916) marked his true beginning, followed by his Piano Concerto, also led by Beecham in 1915. He went on to write the opera, The Alchemist, the ballet, The Masque of the Red Death, based on Poe's story, and another opera, Maureen O’Mara. Scott toured the United States and Canada in 1920, when he penned this music quotation, and made his New York debut at Carnegie Hall playing his Piano Concerto with the Philadelphia Orchestra under Leopold Stowkowski.