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Ginsberg, Allen
Allen Ginsberg Autograph Letter Signed.
1971. Rare five-page autograph letter signed and entirely in the hand of beat icon Allen Ginsberg regarding his favorite musical compositions, from Bach to Bob Dylan. Five pages, the letter is is dated Feb, 10, 1971 and reads, "Dear Symphony School & Mr. Loratz & Students: My favorite musical compositions in ear/mind for several decades to present include, since you asked: A. Jannequin [sic] 0 des oiseaux (See Ezra Pound's 1970 edition Cantos); Alphonse De Mudarra - David's Lament 'Triste Estaba El Rey David'; Bach - Unaccompanied poitras (Esp. #2) Mass in 5 minor & St. Matthew's Passion; Beethoven - Grosse Fuge, Piano Sonata Op. III, Quartet op 116 (?) the one so strain'd, Missa Solemnis; Schubert - Op. posthumous piano sonatas & forget which number - A Major?; Brahms - Trio no. 1 - youthful tender lyric nostalgia; Prokofieff - Good old Alexander Nevsky (a favorite of poet Kerouac's); Schoenberg's Verklarte Nacht, or Stockhausen's Kontakt. B. Prajnaparamita Sutra [Highest perfect Wisdom] - as chanted by Eino-Japanese presently in USA by S.F. Soto Zen Temple - by Rothi Suzuki & Disciples - Send someone to learn from them and you can perform it as a musical presentation of chanting which will turn everyone on!; Hare Krishna Mantra - Any ISKON version... on George Harrison's record "My sweet Lord, or as done by Swami Shaktuvedanta's groups around USA & London. It would be fine for improvisational choral & lead also joyying it up ecstatically - either spontaneous or arranged, but rehearsed so everyone knows the words... C. Scott Joplin - Maple Leaf Rag (& others), Opera: Tree … [Click Below for Full Description]
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