General information
Type of the document Letter
SenderCoombs, John
Sender (corporation)Boosey & Hawkes, London
Sender‘s locationLondon
Send date26. 01. 1955
RecipientSmith, Gertrude
Recipient (corporation)Boosey & Hawkes, New York
Recipient‘s locationNew York, NY
Call number at IBMBH 1955-01-26
Content and physical description
ContentAs regards Bohuslav Martinů’s SONATA DA CAMERA FOR CELLO AND CHAMBER ORCHESTRA, John Coombs has only found Betty Bean’s letter dated 19 February 1951 and the payment for the score made on 14 February 1951. They obviously had the score but it was not deposited in the library, perhaps it is mentioned in the correspondence. Charles Rosen claims that it has been returned to BM, which is likely. [Boosey & Hawkes] have waived the rights to this composition and BM can find a publisher any time, as was also the case of the CONCERTO DA CAMERA FOR VIOLIN, STRING ORCHESTRA, PIANO AND PERCUSSION.
Total number of leaves1
Number of pages bearing text1
NoteBoosey & Hawkes, London letterhead
Fixationtypescript, handwritten signature (Coombs) and inscriptions
Markingsby the composition title 'SONATA DE [!] CAMERA' a handwritten note 'for Cello'
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