CASALS, Pablo (1876-1973). Spanish cellist.
Autograph Letter Signed in French [to Emánuel Moór (1863-1931, pianist, composer and inventor)], 4 pages small 4to on thin paper, Paris 2 February 1911. Discussing a concerto and other compositions of Moór's including two operas.
Moór is perhaps best known as the inventor of a pianoforte with two keyboards, enabling the performer to reach intervals not possible on the conventional instrument. He was, however, a considerable composer, especially in his early years, and was particularly fond of the cello, for which he wrote a sonata (opus 55, no.2) and a suite (for 4 cellos, opus 95).
Casals, the dedicatee of several of his works, was particularly friendly with Moór, regrets that his two operas received only five performances and is concerned that they may not have covered their cost. He also discussesd a possible performance of Moór's concerto in London under [Sir Henry] Wood.
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