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Type of the document Letter
SenderStein, Erwin
Sender (corporation)Boosey & Hawkes, London
Sender‘s location
Send date20.07.1950
RecipientSacher, Paul
Recipient (corporation)
Recipient‘s location
Note on Recipient‘s location[Schönenberg - Pratteln]
Acquiredtranscript by Jana Franková, 08/2017; the original letter is in Paul Sacher Stiftung
Former owner
OwnerPaul Sacher Stiftung, Basel
Owner‘s call number
Call number at IBMBH 1950-07-20
Content and physical description
Transcription of the letter


We are going to publish Martinu’s SINFONIA CONCERTANTE and will try to have the score out for the date of your performance. As you know, we usually print the duration of the music in our scores, and I should like to check our estimate with yours. I suppose the first movement lasts about ten minutes, the second four minutes (or 3-3/4), and the third about ten minutes. This would make the overall duration about 24 minutes. I would be grateful if you would let me have your estimate. I will, of course, ask Martinu, but I am not sure that he can judge this not having heard the work. [...]

Total number of leaves1
Number of pages bearing text1
Notewritten on a letterhead Boosey and Hawkes, London; only transcription of the part of the letter available at B. Martinu Institute
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