LEOPOLD STOKOWSKI - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 06/27/1963 - HFSID 16338
Sale Price $360.00
Stokowski signed this typed letter on his personalized letterhead from New York City in 1963, asking the recipient for a chamber piece from composer Ernest Bloch.
Typed letter signed "Leopold Stokowski". 1 page, 8½x5½, on Stokowski's personalized letterhead. New York City, June 27, 1963. Addressed to Summy-Birchard, Evanston, Illinois. In full: "Gentlemen May I receive for study an orchestral score of Bloch's FOUR EPISODES FOR CHAMBER ORCHESTRA? With thanks for your kind assistance. 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 creased and rippled. Signature is lightly haloed, but legible. Light tear near upper right corner. Light scratch on letter. Folded twice and unfolded. Otherwise in fine condition.
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