WINTHROP SARGEANT - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 03/10/1965 - HFSID 31868
WINTHROP SARGEANT The music critic types this letter relaying to a friend that he was not at all impressed by a play he saw recently Typed Letter signed: "Winthrop Sargeant" in black ink, 1p, 4½x7¼. No place, 1965 March 10.
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WINTHROP SARGEANT The music critic types this letter relaying to a friend that he was not at all impressed by a play he saw recently Typed Letter signed: "Winthrop Sargeant" in black ink, 1p, 4½x7¼. No place, 1965 March 10. On The New Yorker letterhead. Original mailing envelope included. To "Dear Miss Manning". In full: "Glad I got you out of that hole. (This, both metaphorically and literally speaking.) I thought those Wieland Wagner Ring sets were awful too. Did you by any chance see Die Meistersigner? The second act, ordinarily a street in old Nurenberg, took place on a bare stage with a park bench and a round thing that looked like a rhododendron bush. Fooey to that sort of thing./ Yours sincerely". Winthrop Sargeant (1903-1986) was a violinist and music critic. After studying with renowned musicians Albert Elkus, Felix Prohaska, and Lucien Cape, Sargeant joined the San Francisco Symphony in 1922 at the age of 18, making him the youngest member of the symphony at the time. In 1926, he relocated to New York and played first for the New York Symphony (1926-1928) and then the New York Philharmonic (1928-1930). Sargeant then decided give up playing professionally and began to pursue a career in journalism. In addition to the abundance of critiques he wrote that appeared in publications such as Musical America and The Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Sargeant was a music editor for Time magazine (1937-1945) and a senior writer for Life magazine (1945-1949). He also wrote for The New Yorker, penning the magazine's Musical Events column from 1949 to 1972. Moreover, Sargeant published several books, a few of which include Jazz: Hot and Hybrid (1938), Geniuses, goddesses, and people (1949), and Listening to Music (1958). Toned. One horizontal mailing fold. Otherwise, fine condition.
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