Kodaly, Zoltan (1882 – 1967)

A typed letter signed by Zoltan Kodaly (‘Kodaly’) to Dr. Abraham, 26th September 1965. The composer writes in relation to an upcoming recital by Hungarian singer Klio Kemeny, and a possible occasion for her to sing ‘for a BBC hearing’. ‘Could you be present at this audition?’ he writes, ‘to help the jury that this “possibility” may become “reality”.’ He goes on, ‘Another thing: the piano-accompanist Mrs. Melinda Kistetenyi is an excellent organist. I would be very glad if she could find opportunity to play at BBC or elsewhere.’ In fine condition, with a spot of discoloration from a paper clip. Together with the original envelope, hand-addressed by Kodaly.