Posted by Brian Frederiksen on January 27, 1999 at 11:30:04:
In Reply to: Serenade No. 12 posted by Doug Baughman on January 26, 1999 at 20:25:26:
This was a commission by Harvey Phillips. In exchange, Persichetti received a case of his favorite scotch. On the manuscript he wrote something like it was "The best tasting commission I ever did."
Don't know if this is quite program material but it is true.