LEOPOLD STOKOWSKI - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 04/05/1933 - HFSID 251417
Sale Price $360.00
Stokowski signed this typed letter on his personalized letterhead to an NBC representative in 1933 to say that he wanted to do a concert "some time at the end of this season".
Typed letter signed "Leopold Stokowski". With pencil notations and marks at bottom of page in unknown hand. 1 page, 8¼x10½, on Stokowski's personalized letterhead. April 5, 1933. Addressed to Mr. Marks Levine, National Broadcasting Company, New York City. In full: "Dear Mr. Levine I should like to play Szymanowski Symphony No. 4 through with Mr. Smeterlin in rehearsal some time at the end of this season if time permits. If Mr. Smeterlin is willing to do this and if we have time to do it have you the orchestral parts? Sincerely". 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 toned and creased. Lightly torn at right edge and lower left corner of page. Folded once vertically and thrice horizontally and unfolded. Light tear at right edge along central fold. Otherwise in fine condition.
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