Young and Matured Henry Cowell with his music note.
 
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[449] and unpublished Modem Child s Set (no. 601).
 M Ink draft complete in 24m on Ip
Lilt of the Reel see no. 463/1
450 Movement for String Quartet [later designated String Quartet No. 2] 1928
Moderate - Piu mosso
 D 1928. For years HC allowed this work to be dated "1934" in lists of
his works and even in the published edition. Yet the earliest surviv-
ing manuscript (source [b] below) was given by him to LC as his own
holograph, and on it is the date 1928 along with his signature.
 F Perhaps the 1934 dating is in some way connected with a performance
of the work by the Pro Arte String Quartet (Alphonse Onnou, 1st
violin) at Mills College, Oakland, CA, 22 Jul 1934, when the pro-
gram claimed "first performance." Yet HC must have been present
at, and certainly had made the arrangements for, at least 4 different
performances before the Pro Arte's. One was at the New School, New
York, by the Brosa Quartet (Antonio Brosa, 1st violin), 5 Dec 1933.
On 18 Jun of that year it had been broadcast over station WEVD,
New York, on a series of programs put on by the Pan American
Association of Composers, whose president was none other than HC;
the players were the Waverly Quartet. Three years prior to that the
Movement was played in public at the Chamberlain Studio, Berkeley,
CA, 15 Nov 1930, by the Berkeley Violin Club Quartet (Carol Weston,
1st violin). But prior even to that was what very likely was the world
premiere: in the auditorium of Masaryk University, Bmo, Czechoslo-
vakia, 6 Jun 1929. The concert was organized in HC's honor (he was
on his third European recital tour at the time) by the Moravian Quar-
tet. Lidove Noviny, 8 Jun 1929 (quoted in translation in Martha L.
Manion, Writings about Henry Cowell [Brooklyn: I.S.A.M., 1982],
pl86), made HC "welcome as a dear guest" but pronounced regret-
fully yet firmly that the Movement "... begins promisingly; none-
theless, after a while it gets stuck in lengthy exercises of procrastinating
passages."
 M (a) Ink full score, caption date lacking, on 7 ozalid masters (which
HC did not use until after 1939). Photocopy as E Unpub
copyright deposit of 1962.
(b) Ink draft full score, caption date 1928, complete on 8p
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