Aldwinckle, Eric, Letter, [7 December 1944]

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Description: 
Letter to Harry Somers

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Case Study: 
Creative Dialogue Across the Ocean: Eric Aldwinckle’s Letters to Harry Somers
Creator: 
Aldwinckle, Eric
Source: 
letter
Date: 
[7 December 1944]
Place: London
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Contributer: 
McMaster University Libraries
Rights: 
Copyright, public domain: McMaster University owns the rights to the archival copy of the digital image in TIFF format. Reproduced with the kind permission of Margaret Bridgman.

Identifier: 
00001608-3
Language: 
eng
Type: 
image
Format: 
jpg
Transcript: 

I resigned myself to wait, when I thought to myself "you never know, anything is possible here" and to make sure I wasn't wasting my time I enquired if there was a piano available for me to use in selecting my purchase. I gathered there was one somewhere in the basement behind some packing cases if it hadn't been moved already, but it probably wasn't any good they thought and wasn't very often used. I told them not to bother and left in a state of wonder about the whole thing. Well I got a few, very few, at another more efficient publisher and chose the two copies which I am sending, together with the only piece of Schoenberg they possessed, and a Toccata of Poulenc for good measure. It is not therefore a discriminating selection of their works but will perhaps be of interest to you for what they are, and will, I hope at least afford you the pleasure of 'browsing' and perhaps more. The Schoenberg I cannot sight read well enough to give myself a respectable hearing but it has a great deal of interest, perhaps more for you, in the light of your studies in ducodenal (?) [duodenal] scales and the like with Weinzweig. So much for all that.
Now while we're on the subject I hope you realise that here I can possibly buy much music which is unavailable in Canada and U.S.