Ernst Krenek, Austrian composer, famous for his opera " Jonny spielt auf " (Johnny Strikes Up, 1926) and his books, including Music Here and Now (1939), a study of Johannes Ockeghem (1953), and Horizons Circled: Reflections on my Music (1974).
His music was banned in Germany by the Nazi Party and repressed in Austria. He moved to the United States of America in 1938 where he taught music at various universities, including Hamline University in Saint Paul, Minnesota from 1942-1947. He became an American citizen in 1945. His students included George Perle and Robert Erickson. He died in Palm Springs, California.
8.2 x 8 inches invitation, authentic signature Ernst Krenek.
Horizontal centrefold, fine condition.