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Gracious Note from Leonard Bernstein’s Early Lover

$130 net
Item: 22773
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MITROPOULOS, DIMITRI. (1896-1960). Greek-born, American conductor, pianist and composer. TLS. (“D. Mitropoulos”). ½p. 8vo. N.p., March 6, 1852. On his blind-embossed stationery. To a Mrs. Tindale.

“Thank you so much for taking the trouble to write me your so appreciative note. It always gives me courage to know that I did succeed in giving pleasure to my audience, and the best reward I could have for my efforts is to receive a letter like yours…”

Early in his training, Mitropoulos won the attention of Saint-Säens who recommended that he study in Paris, but the young Mitropoulos ignored his advice and went to Brussels instead. After Serge Koussevitzky engaged him as guest conductor of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, he became an American citizen, successfully introducing American audiences to the music of such avant-garde composers as Alban Berg, Arnold Schoenberg and Ernst Krenek.

See the book inscribed by Leonard Bernstein to Dimitri Metropoulos elsewhere in this auction.

Neatly folded into thirds and in fine condition.

Gracious Note from Leonard Bernstein’s Early Lover

$130 net • item #22773

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