LEOPOLD STOKOWSKI - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 02/20/1969 - HFSID 144188
Sale Price $315.00
Stokowski signed this typed letter on his personalized stationery to Marty Wargo, his producer at London Records, in 1969, asking his opinion about recording Dvorak's Symphony from the New World. With penciled notations in Wargo's hand.
Typed letter signed "Leopold Stokowski". With penciled notations in Marty Wargo's hand and pencil notation in upper left corner in unknown hand. 1 page, 8½x5¼, on Stokowski's personalized stationery. New York City, Feb. 20, 1969. Addressed to Mr. Marty Wargo, London Records, New York, N.Y. In full: "Dear Mr. Wargo What would you think of recording Dvorak's Symphony From the New World? What is the news about Spain? Greetings". Wargo, Vice President of London Records, has underlined the Dvorak piece and has handwritten "No" to the right of Stokowski's question and has handwritten "told him yes" to the right of the second question. MARTY WARGO was Stokowski's producer from 1963 to 1970 and his personal manager from 1973 until Stokowski's death in 1977. Stokowski (1882-1977, born Leopold Antoni Stanislaw Boleslawawicz Stokowski in London England) conducted the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra (1909-1912), Philadelphia Orchestra (1914-1936), N.Y. Symphony Orchestra (1944-1945) and Houston Symphony (1955-1962). He formed the American Symphony Orchestra in 1962. He was known for his lush interpretations of the classics and it was under his baton that the orchestra played the music for Disney's Fantasia (1940). Lightly creased. Two file holes along left edge. Folded twice and unfolded. Otherwise in fine condition.
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