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#1449: Willa Cather to Yaltah Menuhin Stix, April 11 [1939]

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My Darling Yaltah1;

Such a joyous surprise we5 had on Easter Sunday! Before Yehudi6 went away he ordered the R.C.A. peo people to make for me some impressions from shells made in England7 which had not yet been reproduced for the market here8; the Pizzetti9, the Lekeu10 etc. Among them we found a disk made by you and Yehudi, the Andante from Mozart11’s Sonata in B flat major12. I love it, and have played it on the machine many times. It seemed like having a little visit from you. Wasn’t it good of your brother to have these impressions made for me? I had been telling him what a difficult time I had in persuading a dealer here to import the Brahms13 D minor sonata14 from (which and Hephzibah15 played) from England for me, as it was never brought out in this country, and that generous and thoughtful boy thought he would save me the trouble of importing others I wanted.

I am sure you will have a jolly visit with Mrs. Casserly16. I do like her so much.

I’m glad you are in a warm and sunny country4, dear. Easter was bitter cold here,2 and today is just one point above freezing, with a wind that cuts one’s face.

Lovingly, my dear Your Aunt Willa

Stephen17 is in the Island of Rhodes18!!

Mrs. William Stix1 With Mrs. Menuhin3 Los Gatos4 California (P.O. Box P) NEW YORK STA Y2 APR 13 1939 1 PM