LEOPOLD STOKOWSKI - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 12/15/1969 - HFSID 147701
Sale Price $360.00
Stokowski signed this typed letter on his personalized stationery to Marty Wargo, his producer at London Records, in 1969 about a 1971 concert and recording.
Typed letter signed: "Leopold Stokowski" in blue ink. With blue additions and underlining's in blue ink in Stokowski's hand. 1 page, 8½x5½, on Stokowski's personalized stationery. New York City, December 15, 1969. Addressed to Mr. Marty Wargo, London Records, New York, New York. In full: "Dear Mr. Wargo The Munich Philharmonic Orchestra propose a concert on July 14, 1971 in the Herkulessaal. If we give that concert I would like to record on July 15 and 16 also in the Herkulessaal where all recordings in Munich 1971? What music would you like to record on July 15 and 16, 1971? Please let me know as soon as possible because they are anxious to make all the final arrangements in Munich, although so far ahead. Holland would like the orchestral parts of the Franck Symphony by June 1st. Would you do me a favor and send it to them ahead of that time? Greetings - to William - to your daughter the soprano". 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) conducted the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra (1909-1912), Philadelphia Orchestra (1914-1936), New York 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 soiled, creased and rippled. Two file holes along left edge. Folded twice and unfolded. Otherwise, fine condition.
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