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Price: $350.00

NEAR MINT CONDITION

One page autographed letter signed by the great Hungarian-American conductor to the author and RCA marketing genius George Marek, February 14, 1966.  We offer with an original 5” x 8” photograph of the conductor in Edinburgh, Scotland, 1967.

 

 

14 Febr 66

Dear Mr. Marek -

Thanks for your note.  I am in & out of N.Y.—our concerts here being part of a 2 weeks tour of the East, but should be happy to answer your questions about Strauss if you would give me a ring on the 21st just before 10 a.m. (MO-3-3874)

Sincerely,

Marek (1902-1987)  wrote two significant books on Richard Strauss, Richard Strauss, Gentleman Genius in 1966 and Richard Strauss, Life of a Non-Hero in 1967.  Szell would have been an important interview for Marek as he knew Strauss from the age of 18, when he was appointed a rehearsal pianist and conductor at the Berlin Hofoper, where Strauss was Music Director.  Strauss was so impressed with Szell, that they shared conducting duties for the World Premier recording of “Don Juan.”  Strauss as Szell’s mentor promoted Szell’s career and followed his progress until his death.

GEORGE SZELL - CONDUCTOR

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