e-mail letter from Fred to Patrick and Stephanie on 31 Jan ‘1, which Patrick sent to me on 8 Sep ’15 as part of a large collection.
Yep, did get yours
& yours, dear Stephanie,
& have no explanation. suspect it was my server. Address remains the same & is in order now — I think.
Still can’t raise the nonet. But am glad to have the op. 134 made clear. Geez, that must be something to SEE performed — not to mention heard.
Must scout for a recording of that trio. O, & Pat, Penderecki? recordings? where to start? When you can think of it.
Today is last of radiation — & the voice now slightly out-rasps that of a cricket. Am depleted but hopeful. Only 2 more chemo cycles. Yesterday, in a crushing symbolic act, I gave my tennis racquet to the kid next door who is learning. I’m admitting the obvious.
I do hope you will be able to see Burn’s JAZZ. Am certain both of you would love — all 12 hrs. & his CIVIL WAR. The BASEBALL became tiresome. He does load them all with social commentary (his critics charge) — part of their raison d’etre, to be sure — & clearly he is a passionately moral man. I should imagine there would be a dide audience in Europe.
Naught else now — ‘cept still enjoying Seth, & including love for you both, f