Eric Simon was an Austrian-born American clarinetist, conductor, music editor, teacher, and composer. He was a prolific correspondent
regarding both business and personal matters. The collection consists of 300-plus letters to and from Simon and various composers,
performers, conductors, musicologists, and publishers.
Eric Simon was born in Vienna on October 2, 1907. He began studying piano when he was 8 years old, playing the clarinet at
14 and conducting in his 20s. While studying for his doctorate in law and economics he studied clarinet, piano, and music
theory. He was closely associated with the Schoenberg circle and frequently performed with Rudolf Kolisch and Eduard Steuerman.
He worked for the Vienna music publisher, Universal-Edition.
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