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Olin Downes papers, Series 2. Correspondence

Olin Downes papers, Series 2. Correspondence

Descriptive Summary

Title: Olin Downes papers, Series 2. Correspondence
Creator: Downes, Olin, 1886-1955
Inclusive Dates: circa 1909-1955
Bulk Dates: 1930-1955
Language: English
Extent: 27.4 Linear Feet (66 boxes)
Collection Number: ms688.series2
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Historical Note

Olin Downes (1886-1955) was an American music critic with the Boston Post (1906-1924) and the New York Times (1924-1955).

Scope and Content

The Correspondence consists of correspondence of Olin Downes from approximately 1909-1955. Correspondence is professional in nature and contains both incoming letters to Downes and copies of his outgoing letters documenting Downes' career as a music critic and lecturer as well as his involvement with such organizations as the Berlioz Society, the Bohemian Club (N.Y.), the Brooklyn Institute of Arts and Sciences, Columbia Artists Management, Metropolitan Opera Company, National Council of American-Soviet Friendship, National Council for the Arts, Sciences, and Professions, the New York Times, Rachmaninoff Fund, and the World's Fair of 1939. Major correspondents include Richard Aldrich, Ernest Bloch, Alec Hammerslough, Charles Hubbard, Serge Koussevitsky, Stuart Montgomery, Kenneth Murray, Walter Naumburg, and Henry A. Wallace.

Organization and Arrangement

The materials are arranged alphabetically by the name of the correspondent.

This finding aid represents just one portion of the Olin Downes papers, which all together consists of correspondence, photographs, scrapbooks, printed materials, articles, music manuscripts, and lectures.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Olin Downes papers, Series 2. Correspondence, ms688.series2, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Music -- Societies, etc.
Music -- United States -- History and criticism.
Music -- United States -- Performance.
Music critics -- United States.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11Abell, Arthur M. See: Elnion, Mischa
Has heard Downes speak on the radio and was astonished by his piano playing. "... I expected to hear something terrible and I was amazed at how well it sounded." Is enclosing program notes he wrote to Mischa Elman's concert. Speaks of Downes coming to visit him at Hastings and of his collection. "I have been collecting photographs of musical celebrities for sixty-five years. ..x002E;"
12Abbott, William S., May 31, 1955
(Montreux) Describes performance of Othello at La Scala in which Vinay had to quit after the first act. "He got about two-thirds through the first act when he produced a somewhat hoarse note. Instantly...there was a series of yells and shouts from all parts of the gallery....not only were Vinay and Tebaldi swamped by the uproar but the orchestra disappeared in the din. It ended only when the curtain came down." Says that after an announcement, Mr. Ralph Lambert, "with all the voice and authority in the world, began singing." Abbott goes on to describe the applause accorded Lambert. Says he (Abbott) will be in Paris for a month.
13Adler, Larry, January 8, 1951
(Brompton Square, London) Says he has been doing "a good bit of serious playing over here." On December 21 he gave his first European solo recital at Salle Gaveau in Paris with André Collard at the piano. Says the nearest thing to jive on the program was Bloch's Nigun. Also played Milhaud's Suite for Harmonica and Orchestra written for him in 1943. Played with the Concerts Colonne Orchestra with Gaston Poulet conducting. Gives names of other works performed recently and with whom. Says he has played some recitals with Paul Draper in Holland. Was appalled by the translation of the reviews by a man at the American Embassy. "I'd hate to have this fellow decode even a restaurant menu." Cites one example of incredible translation: "But who stumbles at these trifles is a mope." Says they are leaving now for Oslo for three concerts, and then to Israel for eight concerts and an option of six more.
14Advertising Council (American Round Table Forum), Feb. - Apr. 1953
Thanks Lt. Col. Michel Jacobs for sending him "the most interesting volume of your own paintings and drawings. ..."
15Advertising Council (American Round Table Forum), May, 1953 - Oct. 1954
Hiller, the Project Manager, says Alistair Cooke did a nice broadcast over BBC and ABC on the Symposium and quoted Downes. Also Voice of America has done a fifteen-minute broadcast on one aspect of the Forum.
16Ajemian, Maro
Would like to talk to Downes about Alan Hovhaness' piano concerto which she is going to play at Town Hall. Says she was introduced to Downes by Mrs. Sulzberger.
17Akron, University of See: Bethuel Grose, B. Calirin
11 letters and telegrams regarding Downes' coming to Akron for a lecture on April 10, 1945. The subject of the lecture: Composer, Interpreter and Critic. Fee: $500.
18Alabama, University of, Dec. 1953 - Mar. 1954
negotiating with Downes for a visit to the University of Alabama on the occasion of the meeting of the South East Composers Conference, April 23-25, 1954. Norman Dello Joio is also a guest. (Fee $250.-plus expenses (each).)
19Alabama, University of, April - Oct. 1954
Downes is asked to listen to a young pianist while there. Downes replies: "I am congenitally averse to hearing young musicians in private....In a word, one can get in hot water with teachers, with the young man himself, with his family, and God knows what else. ..." Accepts invitation to dine with Hudson Strode. Several letters of appreciation following Downes' visit from faculty members.
110Albeniz, Isaac, December 7, 1911
Alfonso Albeniz writes of his late father Isaac Albeniz. Says Mr. Navas told him that Downes wished information on the life and work of his father. Says that when the copy was prepared, he wrote explaining the different sources, etc. This was six months ago and "...Mr. Navas does not seem to know if the yet published. ..."
111Aldrich, Richard Original letters in vault, 1923-1925
Asks Downes to New York to discuss the possibility of coming to the Times "as Musical Editor, possibly January," and beginning the following season on a permanent basis. Wants to discuss this with Mr. Ochs.
112Aldrich, Richard, 1926 - 1929
Aldrich says he was brought up in "an elder school of journalism" and was led to believe "that the public didn't care a damn about my personality, woes or reasons .... I remember I writhed when Mr. Ochs told me to write a statement for the music page saying that I had resigned, but might do a little something from time to time." Berates Downes for a statement in "this a.m.'s paper: that you didn't 'synchronize' properly in running around to concerts...and the fact that you cannot tell whether to change your mind or not is a public misfortune...that Stravinsky's music impressed 'this writer.'...As you are doing the writing, and your name is at the top, it might be assumed that it is 'this writer' who is impressed. ..." Aldrich goes on to say that he is of an older generation "when names were not signed....I wrote of what I heard as being the expression of The Times's critic. ..."
113Aldrich, Richard, 1930 - 1937
"I am sure you will keep a level head and tell the real truth about the Talley girl at her dêbut next week. Our press agent's article this morning is an insult to the intelligence of Times readers. It compared her implicitly to Patti at her first appearance; says she 'relies on her natural voice', which of course means that she has had no training at all. ..." Thinks Chase "knew perfectly well what the facts are. ..." Says that when Talley went to Sembrich, "after her first audition here two or three years ago, Sembrich told her that she would make her begin with exercises etc., of an elementary kind....Talley answered her in the airiest way that she wouldn't do it, but wanted to begin at once with operatic parts. Whereupon Sembrich literally kicked her out of the door. And then The Times, acting in its capacity as press agent, says she 'refused famous teachers.'"
114Aldrich, Richard, Undated
Aldrich speaks of summer plans for Downes' family. Is surprised to hear that Downes' expenses are so much more than they were in Boston-"that your costs of food and raiment in New York are 35 per cent higher...than in Boston." Thinks that Downes does not buy advantageously. Thinks Downes is justified in taking "outside jobs." Krehbiel and Henderson have both done this. Speaks of article Downes has written on Juilliard mentioning "'controversial' matters." Says he knows of none.
115Aldrich, Richard Family , 1937 - 1945
She writes Downes in response to his letter (not here). "Indeed I do remember that afternoon that you came with Stuart must be ten years ago. ..." Gives a vivid description of situation in France immediately after the war."Don't despise Boston. I still love it....Could any other city in the States have produced the 'Education of Henry Adams'?"
116Aldrich, Richard
She asks Downes for help regarding material for her Master's thesis. She is writing a comparative study of the music criticism of James G. Huneker and Richard Aldrich.
117Alfred University (Fiedler, William) see: Ontioch College
William Fiedler wants Downes to lecture at their Arts Festival. Says the Ceramic School is known throughout the United States and is state supported. But the Liberal Arts College has little money. Asks about possibilities for conducting. "Father [Max Fiedler] would not have come to Boston in 1908, had not Muck recommended him, they were student friends at Leipzig."
118Allen, Louise (Maid)
some in pencil. One note, undated, reads: "the grapefruit juice is in the glass, the celery juice is in the jar and you will see everything else the coffee is in the pot you just have to add water I don't think I will call you because I have to take some pictures so as to file my second paper so I think I will do it tomorrow only thing you have to do is to cook on a low light and everything will be alright if there is any dishes left leave them in the sink let cold water run on them so that the egg will not harden and I left the pail empty for you so that you can have something for the garbage"[signed] Louise"you will learn"
119Allen-Towne and Heath (Ewen, David)
correspondence between Downes and David Ewen, editor, regarding the possibility of Downes writing a book either on Sibelius or Chopin for their list.
120Alloo, Modeste (Brass Instruments)
Is interested in "brass mouthpiece wind instruments." He is eager for composers to write for brass.
121Althouse, Paul, June 7, 1933
"Did I, or didn't I see you this morning on 72nd St. near Broadway?" Apologizes for not recognizing Downes "in time to say Good-morning."
122Amar, Licco (Turkey)
Refers to Downes' article in the Times of April 17, 1949 on the need of strings.Says the teaching of strings is entirely outmoded. It is aimed at "breeding soloists and pseudo-soloists....the unfortunate heritage of the 19th century...." Speaks of changes in string technique brought about by composers: Schönberg, Bartok, etc. An "excessive use of...technical studies causes a state of mind which I can describe only with the French word 'abrutissement,' for the student as well as the teacher." Says there is a lack of authentic publications as there are only publications edited by famous violinists or, still worse, editions are prepared by so-called pedagogues who are themselves unable to perform.
123Alvary, Lorenzo
It was "most gratifying to see in yesterday's Times that you liked my Count in Manon, a role which I sang Friday night upon the insistent demands of Maitre Monteux." Wants to show Downes the score of Cherubini's The Portuguese Inn. He says that Merola of the San Francisco Opera, and his successor, Kurt Herbert Adler, were enthusiastic about it. Adler immediately recognized the value of it and arranged for its premiere at the San Francisco Opera House. This work has been "translated, re-orchestrated, edited, new recitativos composed" by Guido Confalonieri, Italy's foremost music critic. Encloses information on Confalonieri. (In files.)
124American Academy of Teachers of Singing
Homer Mowe invites Downes to Academy dinner. Downes accepts.
125American Bach Society
Invites Downes especially to forthcoming concert.
126American Chamber Opera Society Re: Rousseau
Oxenburg says he is sending only spare copy of Rousseau's Le Devin du Village. He gives a summary of the work. It was last heard in New York in 1790. A "little French opera company out of Louisiana which produced the first a foreign language in New York, is rather amusing. ..." (Geo. Odell's Annals of the New York Stage.) "The work, by the way, is enjoying a little Renaissance in France, where it was recently televised. ..."
127American Committee for Democracy and Intellectual Freedom, April 8, 1940
Downes answers a form letter asking him to be a patron for rally at Carnegie Hall. Speakers will be Newbold Morris, Prof. Franz Boas, and others.
128American Council of Learned Societies
Donald Goodchild and Downes. Letters refer to a Committee of Music Interchange set up by the Department of State of which they, with Spivacke and Seeger, are members. A proper history of American music is under discussion.
129American Folk Songs
Objects to certain historical anachronisms in programs he has heard on TV, especially in the use of certain American folk songs which were not written until after the events depicted in the TV show.
130American Guild of Musical Artists
correspondence between Hyman Faine and Downes. Faine says Larry (Lawrence) Tibbett has been president of Guild since its founding. Dinner is planned to honor Tibbett and Downes is asked to join sponsoring committee. Downes accepts. Downes says he is leaving May 30 for Scandinavia but will be back in mid-July.
131American Guild of Organists
correspondence between Downes and various officials of the Guild concerning speeches Downes is to give or has given before the Guild. Letters are from: Parvin Titus, Harold Milligan, S. Lewis Elmer; final letter is one of condolence to Mrs. Downes from Elmer, president of the Guild.
132American Library Association
Wyer, president, invites Downes to address the American Library Association at its general session June 22, at the Waldorf-Astoria. Suggests that Downes talk on the possibilities for expansion of musical materials in libraries, to capitalize on public interest engendered by radio's musical programming.
133American Mercury
Asks Paul Palmer if he is still interested in an article about which they had a conversation. Would like to talk it over with him.
134American Musicological Society
The Journal is being sent to Downes. The Society wishes to make him an honorary member.
135American Opera Society
Writes that he is sending reproduction of "Otello" score.
136American Recording Society See: Hall, David
correspondence with regard to American work recorded. Downes is interested in the enterprise.
137American - Scandinavian Foundation
A new Scandinavian center has been established. Downes is glad to serve on music committee. David Hall is director.
138American Society for the Preservation of Sacred, Patriotic, and Operatic Music
Copy of a letter sent to Bishop Charles K. Gilbert at St. John's Cathedral.
139American Standards Association Re: Pitch
States several resolutions passed at meeting of British Standards Institution. Says BBC has adopted the standard note A-440, and listeners to the Third Programme will hear this note broadcast for several minutes before programs begin.
140American Symphony Orchestra League, Inc. See: Thompson, Helen, 1952
Greene, assistant manager, writes to Howard Taubman at Downes' suggestion regarding Conductor's Symposium sponsored by the Philadelphia Orchestra and the American Symphony Orchestra League. Says almost every state in union is represented, most of the conductors being connected with community orchestras. (List of participants enclosed.)
141American Symphony Orchestra League, Inc. See: Thompson, Helen, 1953
After reading Montgomery Curtis letter, Downes writes Mrs. Thompson saying that he has taken up the project of a critics' symposium with the Times and after careful consideration decided against it. Says Mr. Dryfoos asked the American Press Institute. Encloses letter from A. P. Institute (J. Montgomery Curtis).
142American Symphony Orchestra League, Inc. See: Thompson, Helen, 1955
To Olin Downes asking him to get in touch with a list of people about sponsoring the Cultural Conference on World Peace. List is enclosed. One of names is that of Marian Anderson.
143Anderson, Marian
To Miss Anderson asking her to be a sponsor for Cultural Conference on World Peace. Encloses card for her to sign.
144Anderson - Smith, Helen
After reading Downes' Sunday article on Wolf-Ferrari's opera, Four Ruffians, Miss Anderson-Smith deplores the translation of the title from the original Quattro Rusteghi. After all, she says the libretto is Goldini's famous comedy and the title should not be hard to find.
21Anderson, Otto Re: Sibelius
Andersson's nephew, E. Hammer, sends Downes three publications by Andersson. Says his uncle left "last week for Copenhagen and should be home in Finland for the celebration of Sibelius' 85th birthday." Thanks Downes for kindness shown Andersson during his recent visit to New York. (Publications in subject file.)
22Andrews, Bert (Herald Tribune)
Congratulates Andrews on his article re State Department rulings.
23Andrews, Kenneth (The World)
Is glad that Downes is going to try to get Kahn to endorse the interview "in the form we want." Says they will use the story on the front page of the Editorial Section. Says 2000 words is "the limit for a story of this kind on that page."
24Angel Records See: Sarmel, Dorle, 1953-54
Will send Downes records he marks in enclosed catalogue. Wants to know what he thinks of Puritani and Tosca.
25Ansermet, Ernest
Letter of inquiry from an acquaintance of Ansermet.
26ANTA American National Theatre and Academy
Mrs. Inness-Brown invites Downes to serve as advisor on a panel "for ANTA's greatly expanded International Exchange Program of the performing arts." Says other members of the panel will be Jay Harrison, James Fassett, Virgil Thomson, William Schuman, Carlton Sprague Smith.
27Antheil, George
Is sending Downes sketches of themes and motifs in Helen Retires. Has been so over worked at the Juilliard that he has had little time. There is so much to do a week or so before the performance of the opera. "It was an honor which I did not underestimate, playing for you and talking with you, and I am deeply grateful for the publicity which you gave Helen Retires last Sunday." Three-page sketch of opera enclosed.
28Antioch College
Wilhelm Fiedler writes that he was sorry to have missed Downes at the Festival but that the crowds were so great that it was impossible to find him. Says it was very exciting to hear the orchestra again "for the first time since 1911/12 under father. ..."Hopes to meet Downes when he comes to speak in Dayton, Ohio. Describes his efforts in making music. "But still-there won[']t be a chance of a C-Minor Brahms or Don Juan Strauss-for a long time!"
29Apel, Wili
Says he is leaving for Germany tonight on the Europa. Mr. Thomas of the Oberlaender Trust has told him that he (Apel) is ready to take a position in the United States. "... it interested me very much to know that we had a man of your authority among us." Will try to help him.
210Aranyi, Francis, December 7, 1940
Says he is now head of the violin department there. "Two weeks ago Maestro Arnold Schoenberg was here at the College for a lecture." He was glad that he could persuade the people there to have Schoenberg. Says he had a good talk with Schoenberg and Schoenberg "was rather delighted with your ability to understand the essential ideas of a composer." Wonders if Downes would be interested in lecturing at East Lansing.
211Arbos, Enrique Fernandez (Madrid)
regarding possibility of Downes lecturing there.
212Archer, Thomas (Montreal) See: Manuscript re Strauss by Archer
Downes says he plans to attend Chicagoland Music Festival in August. "It will be grand if we can meet at that time."
213Armitage, Merle (Designer of Ten Operatic Masterpieces) See: Broadcast Music
Says he is planning a lecture tour. Will be in Chicago, Minneapolis, Iowa, and then to Los Angeles. Would like an engagement in San Francisco.
214Armsey, Leonora Wood Re: San Francisco Symphony See: Rochmavinoff fund
Downes says Charles Thompson, Advisor of the Office of Public Information of the State Department, discussed the possibility of an important musical program at the organizational meeting of the United Nations in San Francisco. Downes says he suggested that the State Department contact Leonora Woods Armsby. Suggests that Monteux and the Symphony as well as some opera should be arranged for. Says he is having lunch with William Morris and will "give him an earful."
215Aron, Paul
Aron says he writes on the suggestion of Rudolf Firkušny. Says he was the pianist who played the second piano part of Menotti's concerto with Firkušny at the apartment of Jan Loewenbach. Wants to see Downes.
216Aronoff, Max
Asks Downes to speak.
217Arrau, Claudio
Telegram of condolence. "Olin Downes stood for the best in human values. He will be missed and mourned by us all."
218Aspen Institute for Humanistic Studies See: Albert Schwetev
Writes Richard Leach saying that he expects to be in Central City sometime in July. Regarding their proposed meeting: "But no conferences, my dear fellow, no conferences! No briefing! I need briefing myself, like h[e]ll and all, but the less music I hear, and the less music I talk about during the summer months, the happier I am."
219Associated Music Publishers, Inc.
Tompkins writes that the New York Philharmonic with Mitropoulos will perform the concert version of Busoni's Arlecchino on October 11, 12 and 14, and Schoenberg's Erwartung on November 15, 16 and 18. Enclosed scores.
220Association of American Colleges, 1938-1939
concerning music program for World's Fair. Detailed letters describing difficulties encountered. References to Olney, Wardwell, Damrosch, Whalen, Toscanini, Koussevitzky, Aldrich. See also: Hull, Mrs. Lytle.
221Astor, Vincent, Mrs. (Mrs. Lytle Hull)
discussing the possibility of publishing a book of his articles. Says his agent, Gerald Dickler, asked him why he didn't submit copies of his radio talks. Says Dickler spoke to Simon and Schuster about this.
222Auslander, Joseph
Says he will conduct NBC Orchestra on April 14 and 21 at the General Motors broadcasts. Encloses programs.
223Autori, Franco See: Lowenbach (re: Prague festival)
Will try to listen to performance on radio.
224Axelson, George (Copenhagen)
Touched by Downes' having written him in longhand. Says Downes left a circle of staunch friends and admirers behind him.Says he is still under the impact of the tragic death of Jacques Thibaud. Knew Thibaud through his son Roger who was a colleague of his "on the Paris edition (late lamented) of the Chicago Tribune." Says Roger was killed in the war. Roger's wife was with Thibaud in the plane when it went down.
225Baccaloni, Salivatore
Regrets not having met Downes years ago. Is so pleased to find that "'OLIN DOWNES' was not a BIG bugaboo that was going to scare the daylights out of a poor artist but a real, human, charming, joy loving soul."
226Backhaus, Wilhelm
Is appreciative of Downes' "very kind and sympathetic words concerning my performance of the Schumann concerto."
227Bacon, Ernest
Thanks Downes for his "inspiriting remarks about my little bauble on Szigeti's concert.""... I have become...used to an attitude of professional mistrust that seems to say, 'How dare you write a melody today.' A man must have achieved a colossal stature in public, like Rachmaninoff or Sibelius or Strauss before the vice of simplicity will be allowed him. ...""I wish sometime 'the authorities' would permit me to present a larger work in N. Y.-the way I want it to be done, but I continue to the bush leagues-perhaps even into my own posthumous days."
228Baer, Ludwig, 1947-1948
Letter from Baer to Metropolitan Opera Quiz. Says in Metropolitan performance of Die Meistersinger a most important passage is left out: Hans Sachs: "Habt Acht! Uns drauen üble Streich. ..."Says he has been persecuted by the Germans and does not like them, but thinks art must be placed above other considerations.
229Baer, Ludwig, 1949-1951
Baer thanks Downes for his letter of February 17th. Says his letter was not meant to change his (Downes') opinion. "Since you hate Mahler, you should leave reporting about the works of this great composer to anyone else of whom can be said: 'dass weder Hass noch Lieben das Urteil trüben, das er fällt.'"
230Bagarotti, Giovanni
"I wish you could have seen the enthusiasm of the audience for the 3 Haydn concertos."
231Baird, Eva (Victoria, Canada) Re: Lectures, 1932
Says Karl Krueger has told her that Downes is coming to West Coast this summer. Would like him to come to Victoria. Mentions their mutual friend, Gwen Davies.
232Baldwin-Wallace College (Lectures), 1942
A letter from the director, Riemenschneider, expressing appreciation to Downes for coming from Akron to attend their festival.
233Ballet Society (Frances Hawkins) See also: Hawkins, Francis
Frances Hawkins, executive manager, reminds Downes that she once managed some lectures for him. Says she wishes the Times to subscribe for concerts for John Martin as they don't give complimentary tickets.
234Ballon, Ellen
Speaks of his lectures at Brooklyn Academy of Arts and Sciences between 1931 and 1933. Says the audience included some 750 music supervisors and instructors in public schools. Says he tried and "think I measurably succeeded... to give them both artistic substance and entertainment value."
235Balogh, Erno
Would like to have the pleasure of "running over the Liszt (2nd) Concerto" with Downes as they discussed in Scranton. Would come whenever it is convenient to Downes.
236Balokovic, Zlatko See also: Yugoslavia
The Slavic American Quarterly announces a subscription with the compliments of Zlatko Balokovic.
237Baltimore Institute of Musical Arts
regarding Downes' photograph being placed in the gallery of "friends of the Institute."
238Baltimore Symphony Orchestra See also: Steward, Reginald
Is enclosing a biographical sketch of Mr. [Reginald] Stewart for the article Downes is writing.
239Barrier, Jules
about Barbier and his compositions. Undated, unsigned.
240Barbieri, Fedora
Says as he returns to the Metropolitan Opera for another year he wishes to extend greetings.
241Barbirolli, Sir John
Secretary to Mr. Barbirolli writes: "Mr. Barbirolli has asked me to tell you that he has received your letter and that it is quite impossible for him to comply with your request."
242Bardi, Giulia
Thanks Downes for article of August 3 in the New York Times. Says she will profit from the excellent advice in the article.
243Barefoot, Spencer
Writes regarding possibility of Downes coming to lecture in California.
244Barere, Simon, April, 1951
concerning Downes' articles on the death of Simon Barere. One letter, April 3, 1951, from Charles Madison of Henry Holt states: "Your report of Barere's sudden death at Carnegie Hall is a literary gem. You write vividly, sympathetically, and with a full appreciation of the drama before your eyes. And what you see and feel you succeed in conveying to the reader."
245Barere, Simon, May, 1951
concerning proposed concert in memory of Simon Barere sponsored by The Annette Royal Music Circle. Mrs. Barere writes that she does not wish the concert to take place. Downes respects Mrs. Barere's feelings.
246 Barlow, Samuel L. M.
Barlow asks permission to use Downes' name in calling together musicians for the Independent Citizens Committee for a conference on Arts and Sciences.
247Barraud, Henry France, 1950
"In the three first days of December, Dr. Koussevitzky will give in Boston the first American performance of a very important oratorio of mine, called: "Le Mystère des Saints Innocents."Goes on to say how honored he would be if Downes would go to Boston to hear the work. Recalls their meeting in New York two years earlier.
248Barrere, Georges See: Brooklyn Institute
"Do you know as yet that you and I are engaged to collaborate in the third of a series of fifteen lecture-concerts which I am giving next Winter at the Brooklyn Institute of Arts and Sciences?" Says their concert will be on November 9th, and the subject of the program will be "The Orchestra in the 17th and 18th Centuries"-Looks forward to the Barrère Little Symphony playing. Says he is leaving tonight for California where he will he until October 1st. Discusses possible program.
249Bartok, Bela See: Roth; Smith, Moses; Stigeti; Serley
Smith writes that the recent passing of Béla Bartók "marks another page in the dishonorable and considerable record of maltreated musical talent." Says the fact that Bartók was in want during most of the five years spent in the United States "must assuredly rest heavily on our conscience."Says before he met Bartók in 1940 "I was warned that he was difficult to get along with. He was nothing of the sort. He hated flattery and insincerity and dishonesty. In political terms, he was against injustice and enslavement. ...he recognized the need to make compromises with the commercial world. But and here was the catch-he did not forget what he was making the compromise forAlso clipped to this letter are two articles on Bartók.
250Barzin, Leon (National Orchestral Association) See: National Symphony Orchestra
"I am writing by this same mail a strong appeal to Local 802 asking for the privilege to have the forty men of the National tendered the price arrangement you signify as possible in order to have them colaborate [sic] with you at the Brooklyn Institute."I think it would be a d-shame if Local 802 stood in the way of this valuable work, and I would suggest that you call up Canavon of the Music Union and make a personal presentation of this matter...He ought to see the educational angle and be induced to let down the bars on that score."
251Bauer, Harold See: Brooklyn Institute Letters, 1915-1938
Thanks Downes for the copy of the interview. Is pleased with it and has sent it on to his manager. "It is really a remarkable achievement to have remembered all the little details without taking a single note."
252Bauer, Harold, 1944-1945
Thanks Downes. for "your beautiful tribute to Carl Engel in today's Times."
253Bauer, Harold, 1947-1951
Speaks of book on Chopin by Nietzche. Some confusion.
254Bauer, Marion
Is happy Downes was so understanding of her work.
31Bean, Betty Randolph See: Bousey & Hawkes Philharmonic
32Beard, Ramona C. RE: Pepe Organ
Says she is doing a study at Columbia University and is seeking information about the use of the pipe organ at the New York Worlds' Fair. As Downes was the musical director of the Fair, she hopes he can help her.1. What kind of organ concerts besides those of Ernest White were played?2. What was the purpose-to show off a particular make, or to provide entertainment or good music for a particular public?3. How successful do you consider these concerts to have been?Would like to be directed to any of Downes' writings which discuss organ music.
33Beecham, Sir Thomas
correspondence with the BBC regarding a special program marking Sir Thomas' 70th birthday. Downes has agreed to speak for five minutes in a series of tributes.Downes is reminded that there are three important points:1. He must speak of Beecham in the second person.2. He must be "suitably mischievous and irreverent! We don't want a series of solemn back-slaps."3. He must end his speech by leading into one of Beecham's commercial recordings.Then Sir Thomas will reply.
34Beede, Ivan
Says he is sending a card to Hubbard today asking him to lunch with him. Says he has given up the idea of interviewing Jeritza in Vienna-unless she is there in July. "I am filled with a sweet lassitude." Says he is living in a Napoleonic chateau that seems to be part of another world. "They never seem to have heard of an American here." Says he interviewed Willa Cather at Ville d'Avray the other day. "She was a poor subject for me, as I couldn't strike fire. She thinks 'Esther Waters' one of the great novels in English." Goes on to bemoan his ability to write. Describes the place as a perfect place to write if only he had something to write about. Says that he received word from his brother that "the estate is to be divided right away." He will probably have about $500 to $700 a year. "It probably means severing my connections with the Post, and I really don't know that I could make a cent writing or get any work ever here."
35Beethoven Movie (Eroica)
Note to his secretary, Mrs. Sinclair, asking her to file a copy of material sent today to Mr. Martin Lewis of Academy Productions, New York. Says he and his wife had to type copy as he was late with material. (Material in file, Eroica)
36Behre, Edwina
(Pianist and teacher in New York, sister of Downes' brother-in-law, Theodore Behre.)enclosures, programs, etc., telling of the work of her pupils. She was active in the Leschetizky Association.
37Behrend, Jeanne RE: Villa Lobos
Says she has just read Downes' article on Villa Lobos. Wishes to get in touch with Villa Lobos, as she has played much of his music on her programs.
38Belgium - Queen Elizabeth of Belgium
Letter from the Queen's secretary to Downes introducing Mr. Van Remoortel, the conductor of the Brussels Orchestra. Thinks Downes may be of help to Remoortel.
39Belgium - Queen Elizabeth of Belgium Piano Competition
Writes Downes about being a juror for the international competition. Says he would be given 800 francs (Belgian) to cover his expenses while at the competition as well as his fare from New York. Says Her Majesty hopes that he can accept. (Accounting attached as well as Downes' hotel bill in May for a stay at Le Grand Hotel, Brussels.)
310Bellamann, Henry
Is touched by Downes' tribute to Sonneck. "He has never been justly appreciated." Bellerman says that he feels that Downes' own work "has grown. I read it with increasing pleasure."
311Belmont, Mrs. August See: Metropolitan Opera Guild (Belmont)
Speaks of Downes' "fine courage in the face of appalling difficulties during the World's Fair negotiations."
312Benet, Stephen Vincent
Asks Downes to join Louis Bromfield, Langdon W. Post, himself and others for dinner at the Commodore Hotel on Tuesday, October 18, at 6:30 PM. Says Bromfield is in charge of the Paris committee.
313Benjamin, Edward B. RE: Recording, 1954-1955
Benjamin sends reprint of his article from Etude "Building a Library of Records." Correspondence is largely taken up with Benjamin's project of encouraging "restful" music. Offers an award for tranquil music which is won by the composer, Cameron White. Mentions cooperation of Stokowski in preparing version of Tristan for recording.
314Bennett & Pleasant Public Relations
Sends publicity on Lotte Lehmann's fifty recitals in ten years which he claims is a record. Wishes Downes to do an article about it.
315Bennet, Elizabeth See: Downes, Olin - Advice to a Young Music Critic
Says he appreciated Downes' interest in the Kern Variations. Will not be in New York until January. After that he could lend Downes the score. "At present there is only one copy."
316Bennett, Robert Russell See: Brooklyn Institute
Asks Bennett to lunch with him and bring the score. "Then we will talk about Koussevitzky and see what we can do to get the matters straightened out."
317Berg, Alban
from Coveney of Capital Records saying that on the suggestion of Werner Janssen and Miss Boerner they are sending Downes the newly recorded Der Wien by Alban Berg.
318Bergal, George
Thanks Downes for "charming, disarming letter." Speaks of their different points of view.
319Bergholz, Leo, 1932-1934
Two folders regarding repayment of loans made by Bergholz to Downes. Letters concern small cheques and always a warm and genuine friendship prevails.
320Bergholz, Leo, 1935-1939
Says Miss Robinson Smith sailed for Europe on the 9th and hopes Downes would be able to come to Stockbridge during the Festival week to lecture on "the three concerts." Mrs. Bruce Crane has consented to illustrate lectures.
321Berkshire Festival Edman, George See: Boston Symphony, 1936-1937
Will come to stockbridge in the week of August 10th for three lectures for Koussevitsky programs.
322Berkshire Festival Edman, George See: Boston Symphony, Koussevitsky, 1938-1939
8 letters, correspondence concerning lectures at the Festival. Fees, times, etc.
323Berkshire Festival Grant, Margaret, 1942-1943
Is sorry that the costumes did not arrive as expected. "The dancers are, of course, anxious to know how many pounds of armor they will have to cope with, but ...they will have to wait a few days."
324Berkshire Festival Phalen, Dale, 1937, 1940-41
correspondence concerning Downes' lectures at the Festival, printing of the programs, etc. Covers period
325Berkshire Festival Robinson-Smith, Gertrude, 1938-1939
"I think Mr. Hull is entirely right, and I am pretty clear that the combination of military, economic and diplomatic factors...will overwhelmingly prove that he is." Speaks of American representative at Vichy as "the only window of any kind the people of France have to the outside world. We like it (Vichy) so little that we have withdrawn our ambassador."Regarding the Germans, he says "if they could pick up French Worth and West Africa for nothing, they would do it." Speaks of Darlan and Laval. Says the Germans endeavored in every possible way to maneuver a breach of relations between the United States and Vichy.Says the views expressed in this letter are the views of the State Department, the Army, the Navy, the Board of Economic Warfare and of other military and quasi military services.
326Berkshire Festival, 1941
Thinks there is a real need to clear up the question of Otto Habsburg's claim to the Austrian throne. He (Downes) is opposed to supporting Otto.
327Berkshire Festival Miscellaneous
Says he would guess that the chances of an imperial restoration in Austria-Hungary were about one to a thousand.
328Berle, Adolf RE: Department of State, Vicky
Is disturbed about alleged formation of Austrian Battalions.
329Berlioz, Hector, 1951-53
Letter from representative of the Sunday Times (London) saying that he is sending two issues "in each of which is article by Ernest Newman."
330Berlioz, Hector, 1954-55
from Balch taking exception to Downes' article on Berlioz on January 31st.
331-34Berlioz Society See: Duncan Robinson, Instrumental Recordings, Newman, Ernest
Robinson introduces himself as Hugh Rose's first cousin. Says on behalf of the other founding members of the Berlioz Society wishes to thank Downes for his article on the Berlioz Sesquicentennial in last Sunday's Times. Hopes that Downes can write something about the Society, its aims and objectives. Says the goals of the Society as stated in a prospectus sent to Downes omitted two things: To advance the knowledge and understanding of Berlioz and his music; also that the Society is strictly non-profit. Says the Society was founded on the evening of December 21, and he, Duncan Robinson, was instrumental in setting it up. Says he is neither a musicologist not a musician.
335Berman, Eugene, April 7, 195
Is shocked that Downes in his article of April 8th, in citing Mr. Bing's accomplishments has credited Rolf Gerard with designing the sets for the new production of Rigoletto. He finds the statement "regretful and distressing," that Downes did not give him (Berman) credit for these sets.
correspondence regarding possibility of establishing an orchestra in Bermuda.
337Bernard, Mrs. Wilda (Canada)
New Year's wishes
338Bernays, E.L. Public Relations
Letter concerning Downes' lecturing on the Russian Ballet for $50 per lecture.
339Bernstein, Leonard
Writes to thanks Downes for his interest in his symphony.
340Bertenson, Serge
Thanks Downes for his letter asking for proof that Stassoff and Repin were in St. Petersburg at the moment of Moussorgsky's death. Evidence: 1) Rimsky Korsakoff says he and Stassoff were in charge of Moussorgsky's funeral; 2) Cites documents saying that Repin was planning last sitting of Moussorgsky for his portrait which has to remain unfinished owing to Moussorgsky's death.
341Bertolami, Viviane (Kirkwood)
(re: Ten Operatic Masterpieces) "What a prince of a book you've done." "You have achieved the perfect compromise between fact and appraisal, between music and words." Biancolli says he would like to use quotations from it in his forthcoming The Opera Reader which he is dedicating to Ernest Newman.
342Biancolli, Louis (N.Y. World Telegram)
Gives permission to quote from Ten Operatic Masterpieces.
343Biggs, E. Power, March 4, 1954
Encloses itinerary for Biggs' tour of 14 countries in Europe. Says Biggs is playing a great deal of American music. He will play in Westminster Abbey.
344Bild, Marcel RE: Berlioc, February 14, 1954
Speaks of Downes' article on Cantelli and his performance of the Verdi Requiem.
345Bill, Carroll
describing Downes' visits with them. Warms letters of appreciation of friendship.
347Bing, Rudolph See: Metropolitan Opera - Bing, April 29, 1954
The manager, Betty Danneman, says that Mr. Lipkin just returned from a weekend at the University of Alabama. Letter goes on to say that Lipkin understands that it may be possible to have Downes as guest of the Birmingham Symphony.
347Birmingham Civic Symphony Association
Finds it impossible to come on dates suggested.
348Bizet, George
Says he has asked Richard Hill to look up questions on Bizet's origins. Refers to three articles which probably cannot be taken as proof: one by a Nazi, unsigned, one by Saleski.
349Bizet, George RE: "Carmen"
about the Metropolitan's presentation of Carmen. Also several clippings. One letter, February 22, 1947 speaks of Mary Garden's approach to the role and of the fact that she always spoke the interlude as it is in the original edition.
41Blanc, Mrs. Elliott
Congratulates Downes on review of Rake's Progress. Ten notes and invitations-personal.
42Bliss, Robert Woods Re: Dunbarton Oaks
Thinks it unlikely that she can arrange a lecture for Downes-but she will try. Asks if Downes is coming down for "Mrs. Coolidge's Music Festival on the 12th, 13th and 14th."
43Blitzstein, Marc
"Your review this morning of The Cradle Will Rock is so much the summit of a composer's dream that I am impelled to write you. Wow! I shall not say 'thanks' since I know you simply wrote what you thought and felt; but-thanks."
44Bloch, Ernest See: Eisler, Ernest; Bloch, Suzanne, 1917
Says he saw Mr. Saenger yesterday and will send him a photograph. "I read with pleasure the notice you wrote in the Post about my conception of Jewish music and found extraordinary that you were able, without knowing one note of my music, to relate so exactly and in so striking a manner after our interview." Would like to meet Downes for lunch.
45Bloch, Ernest, 1918-1926
Says Bernard Rogers of Musical America is going to be in Boston and it is to be hoped that Downes can meet him. "He is also an idealist-and by the way-a great admirer, as I am, of Mr. Gilbert's music."
46Bloch, Ernest, 1927-1947
Is sorry he missed Downes in California. Was touched "that you presented my quintet, with your faithful courage and admiration-and love-" Looked forward to meeting his old friend Barjansky. "Rare remarkable people-Alexander Barjansky is one of the three or four, greatest men I ever met. It is through them and for them I wrote Schelomo in 1916 dedicated to them.' Speaks of their inspiration. Hopes Downes will know them.
47Bloch, Ernest, 1954
Says Suzanne has told him of the coming Bloch Festival next year. Says Suzanne also says that someone has suggested a book about Bloch. "I do not believe that a man and his music, hence a man's life and his music, are separate and unrelated things. Each throws light on the other..." Downes says he is writing a book on the orchestral repertory and wants Bloch to answer a few questions that he can then use in the book.Wishes to clear the dates of Bloch's Hebraic period. The Three Psalms, 114, 137, 22 composed from 1912 to 1914, Schelomo, composed in the first two months of 1916, etc. Questions date of Israel Symphony performed in 1917-Checks Philip Hales commentary. Wonders "what ideas and experiences led you to this vein of expression." Wants to know when Bloch "left behind 'the Hebraic idiom'."
48Bloch, Ernest
Encloses a letter for publication in the Times. Says Bloch has just sent him some press notices on his Second String Quartet when it was performed in England last October. Says he has not sent the letter before for he was still embarrassed over an episode involving an interview with Bloch in which Bloch replied satirically and Hastings interpreted it as sincere. "Bloch, as you know, has some reason to be bitter and sarcastic, for he has seen lesser composers than he honored while he was neglected." Says both Suzanne and he hope Downes will published enclosed letter.
49Bloch, Suzanne, November 18, 194
To A. H. Sakier. Says he has transmitted Sakier's suggestion that a Bloch festival be repeated to William Schumann of the Juilliard Foundation. Also says "The misspelling of Dusolino's name was the typesetter's and the proofreader's-I swear, not mine!"
410Block, Mrs. Jean
correspondence regarding a position. Downes sends Mrs. Block to Halasz at Remington Records, who sends her to Gabor. She finds position at Remington and is grateful to Downes.
411Boosey and Hawkes See: Bean, Betty Randolph, 1944-1950
412Boosey and Hawkes, December
note and letter and postcard concerning a meeting.
413Blum, Charles and Eva
Form letter from Professor Boas stating that Professor Langevin has been sent to a concentration camp in France. Asks for signatures to an enclosed letter of protest.
414Boas, Franz (Columbia University) See also: American Committee for Democracy & Intellectual Freedom
Downes asks James of the Times for permission to sign the protest. Does not wish to embarrass the Times.
415Bodansky, Artur
Speaks of Gilbert coming to show him his new composition.
416Bogdan, Norbert A.
Says he and Mrs. Downes may come to see them if they can have a raincheck.
417Boghetti, Giuseppe
Refers to Downes' article in Sunday Times on making a debut. Speaks of his own pupils and teaching. Says Downes has probably heard of his pupil, Marian Anderson.
418Bohannon, James A.
Bohannon has been ill but will be in office next week.
419Bohemian Club (Musician's Foundation) Burrows, Clyde, 1947-1952
Says he encloses copy of Koussevitsky's telegram regarding invitation of the Bohemians for him to appear as their guest at the mid-Winter dinner next season.Five letters from Downes asking for help for musicians in distress. One dated, July 17, 1951, refers to Margaret Matzenauer: "She is a very great artist. She has been and she is and always will be highly erratic in her practical affairs. She has made large sums of money, and she has been aided from time to time I believe, by the Musicians Emergency Fund, and the former Damrosch thing-though I guess that was the Emergency Aid too, wasn't it? She has had friends. I do not know whether she could live with real economy if she tried. But personally I think all that is beside the mark. The world of music owes her an immense debt, and I have no doubt that this time she is in great need. I would recommend that the Musicians Foundation do all for her that it possibly can....I think by her record and her achievements and the fact that she is nobody's enemy but her own and is now old and past her money-making days-that we ought to help."
420Bohemian Club (Musician's Foundation) Burrows, Clyde See also: Joseffy, Carl, 1953-1955
Wishes to propose Joseph Braunstein for membership.
421Bohemian Club (Musician's Foundation) Hughes, Edwin See also: Hughes, Edwin; Schonberg, Harold, 1946-1955
Letter with list of people who may buy tickets to dinner honoring Downes (December 21, 1952).
422-23Bohemian Club (Musician's Foundation) Miscellaneous
Says enclosed letter and check for $50 from Olga Koussevitsky, are moving. [Mme. Koussevitsky's letter not here.]
424Bok, Edward Re: Sibeluis
Letterhead "Mr. Bok's Office, The Academy of Music, Philadelphia""That was a bully article about The Curtis Institute of Music. It caught the spirit of the idea, and Mrs. Bok is delighted with your grasp of her aim." Says Otto Kahn dined with them Sunday night and expressed great admiration for Downes' work on the Times.
425Bok, Mary See: Curtis Institute; Zimbalist, Efrem, Mrs.
Says she has just received a "column long tribute" to her husband who died in February. Wonders whether ' there was anything in American papers.
426Bonavia, Mrs. Ferruccio
Had not known of her husband's death. Admired him very much. Asks her to send some biographical material on Bonavia (other than what appears in reference books) for a possible article later.
427Borowski, Alexander
Says yesterday he was in the home of Jan Sibelius ..." a rare privilege since the old man seldom accepts visitors. Especially in winter when visitors must leave their car on the main road and then walk some 500 feet on the simple path in the snow. You would not recognize the scenery around Ainola since the refugees from Carelia which was taken by Russia built many tiny new houses close to Ainola. In my honor the walk up to the house was covered with sand by Mrs. Eva Paloheima, the eldest daughter of the composer. I entered the house which you know so well with a sense of deep emotional gratitude to the composer for giving me the happiness of his hospitality. He was in splendid form. His familiar head is untouched by 82 years."Says Sibelius enjoys cigars Borowski brought him from Stockholm. Says Sibelius listens to his radio late "about 2 o'clock in the night-when he extinguishes his lamp, called 'the star' by his neighbors." Will tell Downes more when he sees him in New York.
428Bori, Lucrezia See: Brooklyn Insti. Additional in vault
Downes says that he has learned that Bori will collaborate with him in the opening lecture-concert of his Enjoyment Of Music series, on Friday, October 13th. The title of the program is to be Operatic Song. Hopes that she can include something as early as Pergolesi or earlier. For the last part of the program he would like an air from Manon; the Waltz Song from Romeo and Juliet ; Connais tu from Mignon; possibly Depus le jour from Louise.
429Borowski, Felix (Chicago Sun), 1925-1947
Says he is coming to Chicago for the Times for the opening of the Ravinia season and will stay until Monday "to hear one orchestral concert and I hope to shake your hand." Says he has read Borowski's program notes for many years. Will be at Congress Hotel.
430Borowski, Felix (Chicago Sun), 1950-1953
Letter enclosing invitation to dinner honoring Borowski at which Downes will be principal speaker.
431Bos, Coenraad V.
Says his book was published recently and he is presenting Downes with a copy. Says this summer will be the 14th year of teaching and lecturing at the Juilliard. He will do about 90 songs this summer. Hopes Downes can visit the class. Encloses printed material on his work at University of Kansas City.
432Boston Post Grozier, E.A., 1908-1919
Congratulates Downes on his progress. "It confirms my original judgement of you when I first read your stuff." Says he will do something "in a salary way, if your mind is not altogether above these discordant janglings of the coin of the realm."
433Boston Post Grozier, E.A. , April-June 15, 1920
To Mrs. Louise Downes (Olin Downes' Mother) re Downes' salary.
434Boston Post Grozier, E.A. , June 16-August, 1920
Cannot agree to Downes' suggestion. Says that "absent treatment" does not work out well in the newspaper business. Thinks he should remain in Boston and do his literary work at this end of the line.
435Boston Post Grozier, E.A., 1921-Nov. 1923
Would be sorry if Downes had to leave the Post.
436Boston Post Grozier, E.A., Dec. 1923-1924
Grozier says that some of these schemes look rosy at the outset but do not pan out. Says it would be out of the question for Downes to remain music editor of the Boston Post and spend much time in New York.
437Boston Post Smith, Warren Storey
Says that the name of the Boston Post is not to be used in any way, directly or indirectly, in connection with "that New York scheme. Post letterheads should not be used in correspondence about it."
432-38Boston Post General See: Marchant, G.H
Thinks it very kind of Mr. Hale to publish "your matter in the Boston Symphony program."
439Boston Public Library See: Haraszit, Toltan
Fleischner says that Downes has given a course of six lectures on opera on the Sunday afternoon programs at Library. Was a real success. Recommends him.
440Boston Symphony Orchestra Brennan, William Judd, George See: Berkshire, Kovessevitsky, 1919-1933
Congratulates Dowes on Sunday article. Says "just the thing we need at this time."
441Boston Symphony Orchestra Brennan, William Judd, George, 1935-1936
Downes says he plans to sail on the Republic on the 28th. Encloses copy of letter he is sending to Sibelius. Asks Brennan to write a letter of inquiry to Sibelius as "I don't suppose Sibelius would wish to make the first advances in this matter." Downes says he does not want Sibelius to think that he is acting as an agent in the arrangements.
442Boston Symphony Orchestra Judd, George, 1939
Is anxious to have Boston Symphony and Koussevitsky on Brooklyn Institute program. Wonders if fees can be negotiated. Plans to speak about as long as at the Philharmonic Symphony concerts in the wintertime. Asks Brennan to give him his reaction.
443Boston Symphony Orchestra Judd, George, 1940
Says he is writing "our conductor" recommending that the Boston Symphony cooperate in the Brooklyn Institute music appreciation course. Says it is not easy to put an additional orchestral concept into an already crowded schedule. Hopes Downes is enjoying his Pacific coast tour.
444Boston Symphony Orchestra Judd, George, 1941-1944
Says he is overjoyed that Brennan is in favor of collaboration at the Brooklyn Institute. Hopes now that Koussevitsky will agree. Is sending cable to Koussevitsky in Paris telling him of special purpose of this course. Says that Josef Hofmann will collaborate with Downes on the "next to last lecture." Says Hofmann will play the last two Beethoven sonatas upon which Downes will give a lecture. Expects to return to New York in September. "In the meantime, I do wish you would write me the final decision-and for God's sake, don't break my heart by disappointing me."
445Boston Symphony Orchestra Judd, George, 1945-1953
446Boston Symphony Orchestra Perry, Thomas
Thanks George Judd for introducing him to Miss Miles of the Brooklyn Institute. "With all the resulting good fortune to me." Says lectures are already sold out, even seats on the platform are filled.
447Boston Symphony Orchestra Burk, John
In letter to Brennan, Downes is appreciative of "matter of Mr. Markel's tickets." Says the lectures started last Monday night with Lawrence Tibbett as officiating artist. Every available seat was taken. Says he is going to lecture at Clarke University October 25th and will try to come to Boston Saturday morning. Would like to discuss a specific matter with Brennan. Says "the more conservative elements" of the audience at Boston Symphony concerts in Brooklyn are changing their tune about programs. Up to now it has been impossible to include modern works on these programs. Says people at the Institute have suggested to Downes that he try to have some modern works introduced. They have also suggested that he (Downes) speak at intermission explaining the new work on the program. Assumes that the Brooklyn Institute would take care of his fee. Asks Brennan to find out Koussevitsky's reaction. Says he thinks he can manage the dates "unless Gatti-Casazza should give a new opera."
51Boue, Geori
Archambault says that Geori Boue, lyric soprano, is in the midst of "meteoric career." Gives details.
52Bowdoin, College
Tillotson speaks of the Institute in April, 1939. Says Dr. Kinkeldy will open the second meet and Dr. Davison and the Radcliffe Choral Society will occupy the last two nights. Fee-$200 plus expenses.
53Bowen, Catherine Drinker
Speaks of rehearsing the Bloch quintet. "The way is paved for me to come out and play provided there is still gasoline enough to get the vehicle to go." Says that he has known the piece for years but dropped so many notes under the piano.
54Braggiotti, Mario
Congratulates Downes on his review of the all Gershwin program at Hunter College. Says his sister, Francesca Lodge, sends regards.
55Brailowsky, Alexander and Ela
56Brand, Herbert, 1949
Downes' notes on Chopin Mazurka for Horowitz concert. Herbert Brand says that the theme of this mazurka is "definitely not rude or comparable to the thumping of feet. " Says there is no E flat nor G major in the whole piece.Olin Downes takes exception to this criticism. Says the Mazurka is in G Major. Refers to editions. Finally, mystery is solved. Downes has written about a piece Horowitz did not play.
57Braslau, Sophie
" I thought you had forgotten my existence. I was sure the Russian Ballet had obliterated poor me." Asks Downes to call her at the Copley Plaza.
58Braunstein, Dr. Joseph, 1942-1945
59Braunstein, Dr. Joseph, 1946
Corrects some mistakes he made in his article on Schubert sonatas. Comments on the Beethoven op. 4 piano concerto in D major; says the op. 4, since 1797, has "belonged to the string quintets in E flat major; moreover, the concert movements for piano in D major was attributed to Beethoven by my teacher Guido Adler... however, some years later the real composer was discovered."
510Braunstien, Dr. Joseph, 1947
He is applying for the Guggenheim Fellowship, has written a paper on Beethoven's "Great Fugue." Paper should be read with the scores at hand; wishes Downes to give his opinion.
511Braunstien, Dr. Joseph, 1948
Thanks Downes for returning manuscript of his paper on the "Great Fugue"-Harold Bauer has agreed to sponsor his application for the Guggenheim Fellowship, but Bauer will not return until November 3rd and the application is due October 15. Calls attention to an article he (Braunstein) has in the September Etude.
512Braunstein, Dr. Joseph, 1949
Wants to tell Downes of "the latest developments on my personal fronts." Nothing developed except serious shortage of funds. Mr. Reese has not read his paper (on Beethoven), Professor Kinkeldey has not written his letter of recommendation (for the Guggenheim) but Braunstein has filed his application for the Fellowship "exactly on Friday, October 13th. Maybe it was a lucky day." Wonders if there is any chance of a job with the Times.
513Braunstein, Dr. Joseph, 1950-1952
He has a job with Ashley's Music Supply House on Broadway as a "clerk in the order department of a firm which is doing a big business with popular music, boogie woogie, etc." On Saturdays and Sundays, he works for a mailing service at 60¢ an hour. During lunch time he looks for a better job. Is too tired at night to write.
514Braunstien, Dr. Joseph, 1953-1955
"It is certainly the devil that you have to take that job"-hopes for something better; liked his article in the Prelude; wouldn't they take more articles? Have you a telephone at your office?
515Brazil, Consul of
516Bread Loaf School of English
H. G. Owen, Dean, says he wants to get in touch with Mme. Emma Ames "concerning some matters pertaining to Mme. Sembrich." Would like Downes to lecture at Bread Loaf.
517Breed, Mrs. William
Says that Sibelius plans to come to America in 1915. Says the articles Downes sent have not yet arrived. Stamped with name of firm.
518Breiktopf and Hartel RE: Sibelius, 1914
Says that the present political situation is such that it is unlikely that Sibelius will come. Says their publishing house will help Downes in his work on Sibelius biography. Stamped with name of the firm.
519Brevard Music Festival, 1951
Downes' visit to Brevard in 1951. (Wrote article about Festival.)
520Brevard Music Festival, 1952-53
Downes says that Brico is booked to play with Gabrilowitsch and himself in the Bach Triple Concerto at the Brooklyn Academy on October 23rd. Downes says he wants to play the third piano part if it is the easiest.
521Brevard Music Festival, 1954-55
Tells Downes about Bach Society. Asks him to lecture.
522Brico, Antonia See: Brooklyn Institute Sibelius
James Sykes of the music department writes about Antonia Brico's direction of their Wagner program.
523Brigham, Ethel F.
Mrs. Brigham sends clippings about her daughter, Constance, who is appearing in Leonard Bernstein's Trouble in Tahiti, "that three in one production."
524Brigham Young University
525Briggs, John
526Britten, Benjamin
Says that Britten's opera "The Rape of Lucretia" will open on December 29th. Is sending Downes a copy of the score.
527Broadcast Music Haverlin, Carl Re: Ten Operatic Masterpieces See: Riccordi, Scribners, Charles, 1951-52
between Downes, Carl Haverlin, Russell Sanjek, Robert B. Sour, William Hanson. Almost all the correspondence deals with various aspects of the writing and publication of Ten Operatic Masterpieces published in 1952 by Broadcast Music, Inc., G. Ricordi & Co., and Charles Scribners. Subjects, such as congratulatory quotations on the book, letters re contracts, requests for reference material (as a copy of the original score of "Carmen"), conferences re advertising copy and promotional material for the book, letters re radio and television talks, concerts and invitations. There is included in Folder I, a summary of a survey to increase use of concert music on the air by Carl Haverlin.
528Broadcast Music Haverlin, Carl, 1953
A series of friendly letters; Brodnitz sends Downes a copy of his new book, lends Downes books on Mozart, followed by correspondence re first performance of Figaro, the performers, the librettist, Da Ponte (whose grave Downes has tried to find in New York), letters re books Brodnitz is writing, including a copy of the preface to "Your Voice." There are also answers, by Downes, to various people who have written re the Salaryngoscope and modern voice training. Downes has sent these letters to Brodnitz. Included is a typescript and a reprint of Brodnitz' paper on "One Hundred Years of Laryngoscopy: To the Memory of Garcia, Tuerck and Czermak." There is also a copy of William A. C. Zerffi's article "Laryngology and Voice Production." All these seem to have been the result of a column on "Voice Training" by Downes in 1954, probably in January. There are several other letters of a purely social nature.
529Broadcast Music Haverlin, Carl , 1954-55
Correspondence between Downes and Charles D. Atkins, Director and Miss Irene Miles (later Mrs. Olin Downes) about the lecture-concerts or courses in the "Enjoyment of Music" series given by Downes at the Brooklyn Institute. Letters concern dates of performances, fees, artists, programs, questions about organization, ticket sales, etc. Four of the folders contain letters to Downes by members of his audience, questions about the course, congratulatory letters, requests for autographs, all of which Downes answers fully and appreciatively. This audience response points up the warm rapport between Downes and almost any audience he spoke to. Artists such as: Barrere, Bauer, Breslau, Gabrilowitsch, Grainger, Petri, Barzin, Friedberg, Ballon, Malkin, Tibbett, Hess, Iturbi, Koussevitsky and the Boston Symphony, Lehman, Menuhin, Schelling, Spalding, Bori, Heifitz, Hall Johnson Choir, Kroll and others, either performed with Downes or are represented in the correspondence.
530Broadcast Music Sanjek, Russell, 1953-55
a printed notice about the beginning of the Brooklyn Philharmonic, its first concerts and invitations to Downes to attend. Downes is unable to attend, but the Times will cover the concerts. Much is said about the conductor, Siegfried Landau.
531Broadcast Music Sour, Robert B., 1951-53
a reply from Downes, 1954. Invitation to lunch when Downes lectures at McGill University and a note calling Downes' attention to the New York premiere of Brott's overture "Delightful Delusions."
532Broadcast Music General
Is glad Broude liked article on the firm's operatic publications. Suggests Joseph Braunstein as a possible editor. Refers to Braunstein's work on Leonora. Says he has been helpful to him.
533Brodnitz, Dr. Friedrich S.
Says "many refugee musicians have told me that they were encouraged and helped by Mr. Downes."
61Brooklyn Institute of Arts and Sciences: Lectures Atkins, Charles D., 1929-1932
Reminds Downes that he won fourth prize at the Queen Elizabeth of Belgium competition for piano...Will be in New York and would like to see Downes.
62Brooklyn Institute of Arts and Sciences: Lectures Atkins, Charles D., 1933
Would like to see him.
63Brooklyn Institute of Arts and Sciences: Lectures Atkins, Charles D., 1934
Is leaving New York June 25th for San Francisco. Says Ernest Bloch who is in New York at present suggests he hear as much Chinese music as possible.
64Brooklyn Institute of Arts and Sciences: Lectures Atkins, Charles D. , 1935
correspondence with Peter F. Smith of Washington about performance of the Eighth Symphony.
65Brooklyn Institute of Arts and Sciences: Lectures Miles, Irene
Jean Shitzou writes Downes' column on Bruckner January 14th. Says in 1888 he studied harmony with Bruckner in Vienna. Says Mahler's younger brother, Otto, was also in the class. Says that during the class Bruckner would ask Otto how his brother was progressing with the two-piano arrangement of Bruckner's symphonies. Refers to Bruckner's suffering from Hanzlick's criticism. Says Bruckner was childlike.
66Brooklyn Institute of Arts and Sciences: Lectures Audience Responses, 1932
Is grateful for illuminating letter.
67Brooklyn Institute of Arts and Sciences: Lectures Audience Responses, Feb., Apr. 1933
Bruckner by Vitezslav Novak.
68Brooklyn Institute of Arts and Sciences: Lectures Audience Response, May, 1933
Personal note of thanks, for a delightful evening.
69Brooklyn Institute of Arts and Sciences: Lectures Audience Response, June-Dec. 1933-1935
Says the rotogravure editor would like to use The Blessed Damosel or the Pensierosa...Wants short notes to accompany them. Suggests "The Blessed Damosel, recently completed by Nanna Matthews Bryant, the noted Boston sculptor, is now arousing much comment in artistic circles." Says the editor feels both examples to be original.
610Brooklyn Philharmonic, Inc. See: Londoin, Siegfried
Sends photograph she would like to have published in Sunday edition.
611Brott, Alexander (Montreal)
Downes is sending picture to editor of rotogravure section.
612Broude Brothers
personal correspondence, plus correspondence regarding death of Mrs. Bryant and a legacy of $2,000 left to Downes in her will.
613Broun, Frans
Letter concerning fee of $500 due Downes for lecture from Miss Buchbinder, organizing secretary of Democracy Through Education, Inc.
614Brown, Ray
Downes accepts invitation to speak at orchestra concert April 6th. $400 and expenses.
615Bruckner, Anton
Refers to Bukofzer's brochure on "Sumer Is Icumen In"-Would like a copy. Observes that the Oxford History of Music on page 403 takes issue with Bukofzer's thesis and sticks to the old date of the 13th century. The History says that Bukofzer's arguments have been completely refuted by Schofield. Downes believes Bukofzer right. "If that canon dates from the first half of the 13th century and not from the century following, then I am a Siamese cat;"
616Bry, Mrs. Edwin
Says his brochure is out of print. Refers Downes to New York Public Library or Columbia University. Says Oxford History is quite wrong. Schofield is good friend of his and states that his arguments are inconclusive. Says his present position is that the composition is late 13th century. Says manuscripts found at Reading Abbey support his view. Says even Schofield is ready to move the date up to 1260. Says there are other shocking errors in the Oxford History.
617Bryant, Annie B. Matthews (Nanna), 1915-1929
Hopes that Bukhofzer will publish another paper on his research at Reading Abbey.
618Bryant, Annie B. Matthews (Nanna), 1933-1946
re brochure.
619Buchbinder, Hazel Democracy Through Education
Refers to article Downes wrote on him for the New York Times. "You have a most remarkable ability to receive, record and transmit impressions...I enjoyed meeting you very much indeed." Says that since Downes' visit they have had visits from a thousand or more eastern teachers.
620Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra
Says that he has proposed Burden for election to the Century Club. Asks Downes to write a letter.
621Bukofzer, Manfred F. University of California
Burden thanks Downes.
622Burbank, Luther
Writes Mrs. Burden re their conversation about the Rachmaninoff Fund. Asks her to write him a letter giving her reaction to the Boston Symphony concert February 12th conducted by Koussevitsky with Horowitz as soloist. In it she might say that the Burden-Littel Bureau would be willing to undertake the sale of the seats for a similar project.
623Burden, Chester G.
Discusses further means of filling the hall for the occasion.
624Burgin, Richard Boston Symphony
Letter of condolence.
625Burrows, Mrs. Claude
Busch gives permission to use his name in connection with the peace meeting of the National Council of Arts, Sciences and Professions.
626Busch, Adolph
Thanks Busch for allowing the use of his name, "...your standing with us will be valuable to us, as it is, I know, the characteristic of the man and the artist that you are."
627Busch, Fritz
Thanking Downes for article he wrote about Fritz Busch's work with the Danish Orchestra. Also in this folder is a clipping about a memorial concert given by a Jewish group on March 8, 1953, honoring the late Fritz Busch. As part of the program, Walter Strauss spoke of how Busch rendered assistance to those who had been inmates of concentration camps.
628Bushnell Memorial Hall, 1931-32
Two folders, correspondence between Downes, William H. Mortenson, managing director, re lecture-concerts to be given by Downes in Hartford. A long letter from Ralph Lyman Baldwin about Hartford's musical background is interesting.
629Bushnell Memorial Hall, 1933-1936
Rafaello Busoni writes of his father, Ferruccio Busoni and some of his compositions, "Turandot" and "Arlecchino."
630Busoni, Rafaello See: Ferruccio Bosonic
Five folders, correspondence between Downes and his literary agent, concerning article Downes wrote for magazines, such as Saturday Evening Post, Colliers, Ladies Home Journal, Town & Country and others. Part of a manuscript, "A Mere Matter of Understanding" is in Folder 1. There are letters re Gatti-Casazza's Memoirs letters re Chopin article, re articles on "Woman in the Orchestra," "Koussevitsky," and much correspondence about the book A Treasury of American Song by Downes and Elie Siegmeister. See also: William Soskin for additional letters about this book, also Murray, Kenneth.
631Bye, George T., 1928-1931
Tells Downes of his new work Dark Dancers of the Mardi Gras. Hopes Downes will come west for some lectures.
632Bye, George T., 1932-1939
Downes is glad to hear of his work.
633Bye, George T. , 1940-1942
Cadman is pleased what Downes will give "Little Charlie" a hearing at the Fair. Says he will be in New York before going to McDowell Colony. Says he is not interested in having just songs done, but would like to have his chamber music heard. (7 snapshots with descriptions in file.)
634Bye, George T. , 1947-1949
Wishes to have titles of Downes' lectures at Berkeley.
635Bye, George T. , 1950-1951
Writes of his activities on the Los Angeles campus. Says after Downes' introduction to Oscar Thompson, he had the task of writing articles for Thompson's) Cyclopedia. Speaks of Mr. and Mrs. Schoenberg as charming people. Attended a Christmas party at their residence. There were present the Otto Klemperers, the Vareses, Weisses, and the Achrons. Says he often played tennis with Schoenberg.
71Cadman, Charles Wakefield
Personal correspondence.
72California, Univ. of
Speaks of last performance Rodzinski gave in Cleveland. "The story is short and sweet." Is enthusiastic. Says he will write Downes a report on Leinsdorf, who will take Rodzinski's place.
73Calvin, Ed and Otis
Talks about Hubbard.
74Calvin, Irl B , 1941-1943
Calvin says he is disturbed that the New York Times refused to allow Downes to sign up with Columbia.
75Calvin, Irl B., 1944-45
Downes says he will be visiting various cities for the Rachmaninoff Fund.
76Calvin, Irl B., 1946-49
Calvin says Akron University would like to have him come for a lecture. Says Mrs. Seiberling is planning to ask Koussevitsky to be her house guest. Wonders if Downes would come up at the same time.
77Calvin, Irl B., 1950-51
Says Mrs. Seiberling died last evening.
78Calvin, Irl B., 1952-54 & undated
Calvin introduces Miss Julia Perry of Akron to Dellapicolli, sends carbon of letter to Downes. Also tells Downes about difficult time Julia Perry has had.
Asks Downes to conduct discussion part of First Symposium of Canadian Contemporary Music in Vancouver.
710Carabo-Cone, Madeleine, May, 1955
Miss Carabo-Cone describes a book she has written on methods of teaching violin and Downes' reply. Says it is possible he can mention the book on the music page, but does not think the book review department will be able to review it.
713Carmen, Kevie, 1939 - Apr 1941
contracts, agreements, correspondence, re Downes' part in the film on music, "Carnegie Hall."
711Carleton College, Minn.
Calls attention to Downes' pronunciation of Handel and Saint-Saens in his Saturday afternoon broadcast. Also, calls Downes' attention to similarity between the hymn in the overture of Weber's "Freischutz" to "Adeste Fidelis."
712Carmen, Beatrice
concerning research Miss Carmen is doing for Downes on Chopin, Schubert, Italian church music. Miss Beatrice Carmen is the daughter of Kevie Carmen, Investment Securities, Boston.
714Carmen, Kevie , May - Dec 1941
Four folders, letters-mainly between Downes and Robert Simon, president of Carnegie Hall, concerning a series of lectures given in celebration of the 50th anniversary of Carnegie Hall. Some of the artists taking part, or mentioned in the correspondence, are: Spalding, Barzin, Pessl, Barrere, Tinayre, McDonald, Alloo, Bauer, Mannes, Kirkpatrick.
715Carmen, Kevie, 1942-44
correspondence, Downes with Zita's parents, teachers and with Zita, a child prodigy, pianist and composer. Original manuscript of one short composition of Zita's is included.
716Carmen, Kevie, 1945-46
In answer to Carpenter's telegram (not here), Downes says he would like nothing better than "to increase the territories that I hope to cover with the kind of lectures that I am giving in Brooklyn," and would like to lecture in Chicago.
717Carmen, Kevie, 1947-49
Pierson, secretary of National Arts Foundation, says Carpenter would be 75 next February 28th. Has asked Kubelik and the Chicago Symphony to play several Carpenter compositions to be broadcast. The Indianapolis and St. Louis Symphonies will also play his music. Asks Downes for suggestions. Is glad the orchestral compositions are to be played. Thinks some enterprising virtuosos like Sanroma or Firkusny might be interested in studying Carpenter's Concertino for Piano and Orchestra.
718Carmen, Devie, 1952-55
Asks Downes' permission to quote him on Carpenter, as follows: "The leading composer of his generation and practically the dean of American composers today." Says he has not heard from some orchestras but several singers, Marion Anderson, Gladys Swarthout and Rose Bampton, wish to sing Carpenter's songs. The BBC and the Broadcasting Division of the State Department will also relay programs of Carpenter's music. Says Carpenter is now at work on a piece for cello and orchestra suggested to him by Piatigorsky.
719Carnegie Hall Film
"Certainly you are at liberty to quote my words about Mr. Carpenter's position among American composers."
720Carnegie Hall Lectures Simon, Ro 2-7, 1940
about Carpenter's 75th birthday in March, and his death in April.
721Carnegie Hall Lectures Simon, Robert , Aug - Dec 1940
Thanks Eliot for material about Charles Ives. Says he has not been pleased with his progress on the article and has put it off for another week.
722Carnegie Hall Lectures Simon, Ro, 1941
Urges Downes to come to Los Angeles. Outlines possible tour for Downes and suggests possible articles. Gives details of musical situation in Chicago. Speaks of Borowski, Gunn. Says Mrs. Edith Rockefeller McCormack subsidizes Chicago Civic Opera. Suggests an interview with her. In St. Louis, thinks Downes should see Mr. Cunliffe who has a project for municipal open air theatre. Speaks of important board members there. Mentions Starlight Concerts in Kansas City. Also Kansas City Conservatory of Music. Hopes Downes can stop in Denver. Wants him to spend an evening at the Chinese Theatre in San Francisco. Hopes Ernest Bloch will be in San Francisco then.
723Carnegie Hall Lectures Audience Response
lecture arrangements.
724Carno, Zita (prodigy), 1944-48
Is staying at the Laurelton Hotel in New York. Hopes to arrange for Downes to heard the records "of the Vatican."
726Carpenter, John Aiden
Casals is sorry he cannot accept Harlow Shapley's invitation to attend a conference in New York (for scientists and artists).
727Carter, Eliot re: Ives
Muhlstock of Montreal refers to Downes' article on the forthcoming Bach Festival in France under Pablo Casals. Thinks some cooperative effort should be made to record the programs.
728Carter, Mrs. J. J., 1925
To Muhlstock. Understands plans are afoot to record Festival. Thinks there may be some complications with unions.
729Casadesus, Henri
Casals presents Downes with recordings released by Columbia of the 1950 Festival.
730Casals, Pablo
Downes is touched and deeply gratified, with the gift of records.
731Casadesus, Robert
Gruppe describes Casals' leaving his assembly seat at UNESCO when Spain was admitted. Says he himself was Casals' pupil.
732Castelnuovo-Tedesco, Mario
Says very few of his compositions have been played in New York. On May 19th at the Park Avenue Synagogue, however, his Sacred Service for the Sabbath Eve will have a first performance. Hopes Downes can come. Would like to send Downes some of his manuscripts from time to time. Says the best ones are not published.
733Cave-Cole, Ethel
Note of condolence on death of Downes' mother. Says she dined last night with Braslau.
734Central City, CO Opera Assn
Says he will leave New York on July 25th, arrive in Denver the 26th. "I am frank to say that I detest Madame Butterfly, which I consider superannuated syrup of figs and never hear it unless I have to, to estimate some star's performance in the title role. But I would greatly like to stay over and hear the adorable Den Pasquale on the 27th." Says he would leave on the 28th and return to Aspen.
735Central High School Philadelphia Barnwell Foundation
Invites Downes to give a lecture for the Barnwell Foundation. Says the lectures are published. Haney says he will invite Mr. Drinker and Harl MacDonald.
81Century Association, 1930 - 1945
Six folders, concerning Downes' election, payment of dues, recommendation of prospective members, such as: Dr. Frank Stanton, Richard Dana, Davidson Taylor, Andre Maximov, George Perrera and others, and on a list of members who were also chess players-(April 15, 1947).
82Century Association, 1946
Refers to planned meeting of Baermann Society in Jordan Hall in memory of Mr. Baermann. Asks Downes to make a short address of perhaps ten minutes from the standpoint of Mr. Baermann' s pupils. Says other speakers will be Elson, Gangengigl and himself (Chadwick).
83Century Association, 1947 - 1948
Sends Downes "most hearty thanks for all your trouble and sympathetic attention," referring to article of Downes' in Sunday Times.
84Century Association , 1949
including correspondence re memorial to Chaliapin. File includes booklet on Chaliapin by Michael Fokin. Also corrected article (or chapter) on Chaliapin by Downes.
85Century Association, 1950
Mrs. Chapin tries to interest Downes in the Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival. Speaks at length of details in creating the project. Asks Downes to attend performance. Mrs. Chapin is critical of Friedelind Wagner, who she says is wrecking her career. Downes is distressed, but says he must keep clear of disputes between musicians. Mrs. Chapin writes at length about influence of Dr. Muck and how he was persecuted by U. S. Department of Justice during World War I. Gives details of her own struggles. Congratulates Downes on his review about Marie Powers. Further correspondence about Mrs. Chapin's activities in opera.
86Century Association, 1951 - 1954
correspondence re Downes' lecture at the school. "It is exactly what we wanted and the girls were so thrilled and interested."
87Chadwick, George Whitefield
Charpentier in answer to Downes' letter about the possible filming of Louise speaks of several problems involved. Speaks of his obligations to the Societe des Auteurs and to the publishing house, Heugel.
88Chaliapin, Feodor
"You are perfectly right when you say that in delivering your opera over to an American moving picture firm, you would be in the greatest danger of having the opera mutilated by ignorant and sensational directors, actors, and the like. Downes asks whether Charpentier has heard Jeritza, the leading soprano of the Metropolitan. Says he talked with her about the possibility of doing the film opera. Her objections were the same as yours. Says Jeritza has "ordered" a production of Louise to be given next year in Vienna. Mme. Jeritza wishes to stop in Paris and consult with Charpentier.Downes speaks of his misfortune with the Charpentier article. Says he lost it in a German railway train. Hubbard had a copy and sent it to Downes. This Downes lost between Europe and America. Will send Charpentier third copy, which Hubbard has.
89Chapin, Rosamond Young See: Friedlinale Wagner, 1945 - 1947
Speaks of Jeritza's involvement in Louise production. Is complimentary about her artistry.
810Chapin, Rosamond Young, 1948 - 49
Greetings from Charpentier.
811Chapin School
Speaks of law suit over Louise. (Heading of clipping: "Jazz Plagiarism On 'Louise' Gets Publishers Fine."
812Charpentier, Gustave RE: "Louise" See: Charles Nubboad, Bampton Hunt
Faure of the Metropolitan Opera refers to Downes' article on Louise. Says Dorothy Kirsten worked not only with Charpentier in Paris, but also with him.
813Chase, Will
Speaks of possibility of being given house in Nantucket.
814Chasins, Abram See: New York Times: WQXR
Correspondence, re Rachmaninoff Fund, re Downes.' book Ten Operatic Masterpieces, re article in The Nation January 26, 1955 entitled "The Great Moscow Mystery."
815Chautauqua Institution RE: Hendl, Walter
For Olin Downes to conduct courses in theory and analysis at the Chautauqua Summer School. 80% of all fees received.
816Chavez, Carlos
Chavez says he was sorry not to see Downes in New York.
817RE: Chavez, Carlos
Brodsky sends Downes material about program with the Pittsburg Symphony Orchestra, November 12th, including two works by Chavez.
818Charkassky, Shura
Tells Downes of his struggles. Has played all over the world, has no funds for publicity, etc. Speaks of having to cancel his Carnegie Hall recital last year and having to pay $800 "for not playing there." Asks for advice. "I am not the type to teach. Not the type to teach. I am born to play." Says with "proper backing and management, I can reach the top."
819Cherniavsky, Joseph
Thanks Downes for letter. Speaks of Victor Hugo's The Man Who Laughs, the moving picture for which Cherniavsky has written the score.
820Chicago Symphony Orchestra General
Downes thanks Henry Voegeli for telling him about the illness of Stock.
821Chicago Symphony Orchestra Ryerson, Edward See: Radzinski, Cuthur
Downes writes to George Kuyper, manager of Chicago Symphony, asking for information re women in the orchestra.
822Chicago, University of, 1936
Kuyper answers all questions briefly.
823Chicagoland Music Festival (Philip Maxwell), 1938
Downes' visit to Chicago to make speech and judge competition. Expenses are as follows: fare and expenses to Chicago-$50; hotel bill in Chicago-$3,193; taxis-$5; Total: $86.93. (Menu in file.) Downes speaks on Music in the World.
824Chopin, 1947
RCA Victor division gives Downes records for study re book on Chopin.
825Chopin, 1948 - 49
Says Mr. Cassern of the Polish Consulate has suggested that he might be of help in securing important information for biography of Chopin. Downes wants to clarify question of Chopin's ancestry. Says he has from a French correspondent a statement that Chopin's family were of Lorraine origin. Says that although he has a copy of the baptismal certificate of Nicolas Chopin, he does not consider this conclusive.
826Chopin Centennial
Asks Downes to be a judge of the piano competition in Poland.
827Chopin Film See: list
correspondence with Pic Films, Inc., re Downes' engagement to appear as commentator for film on Chopin. (Script in file.)
828Chotzinoff, Samuel (NBC) See: National Broadcasting Co., 1941 - 48
Chotzinoff accepts invitation to participate in symposium at Carnegie Hall.
829Chotzinoff, Samuel (NBC)
Chotzinoff says that NBC at "very great cost, bought the rights to Shostakovich's two latest works, a Trio and a Quartet." Is disappointed to find no mention of these works in Times and no appraisal by N.Y. critic.
830Chotzinoff, Smauel (NBC), 1950 -55
"I am awfully sorry you were disappointed. But in the first place, it isn't so damned easy to find the time even to listen to a radio program." Would not wish to create a precedent and then "have Columbia, the Blue Network and everybody else on our backs."
831Christie, John (Glynbourne)
Enjoyed talking over operatic problems with Downes while in New York. Says matters are progressing. Says he is working with "three men who are almost the most important men in England. The formation of the central organization will be announced publicly in the near scheme displaces no one. Webster will be kept in charge of Covent Garden but the central organization will do the work." Says that failure has been due to the premature attempt to do opera in English. Thinks opera must first be given in its original language. Wonders whether London should be the center of international opera. Is trying to get two Glyndebournes going in America. Is coming over on Queen Mary, sailing on April 30th.
831Cincinnati Conservatory of Music
Downes looks forward to talking with him.
833Cincinnati Musical Festival Association (Graydon)
Graydon, president, writes, re Opera Quiz of previous Saturday. Says the word opera first appeared in English in Evelyn's Diary in 1644, he having just returned from Italy where no doubt he picked it up. Says he found this information in the Oxford Dictionary.Says Delius' Mass of Life and a repeat of St. Francis of Assissi will be given at the May Festival. Wishes Downes could attend.
834Cincinnati Summer Opera
Downes is asked to act as judge for aria auditions for Cincinnati Summer Opera, May 11th. Says expenses will be paid.
835Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra See: Johnson, Thor
Invitation to open ticket campaign luncheon in Cincinnati.
836Cincinnati, University of (Raymond Walters)
Downes writes the president, Raymond Walters. Says the Sibelius lecture matter is most unsatisfactory. Until two days ago had not received any proposal from the University to join in the lecture series on Shakespeare and Music. This lecture would require much preparation, although Downes says he would find it of interest. But the suddenness of the proposition makes it impossible for him to accept it.
837City Center of Music and Drama See: New York City Center
838Civil Rights Congress
correspondence extends from attempt to remove Senator Theodore Bilbo from office, to fighting for the lives of six negro men charged with murder.
839Clapp, Philip Greeley See: Smith, Harriet
correspondence first with Clapp himself and later with Mrs. Clapp, concerning mainly the performance of Clapp's compositions.
840Clare, Eva (Winnipeg)
Downes says he has resigned from the World's Fair. He will be available for summer lectures and asks Miss Clare whether Winnipeg might be interested in having him.
841Clark, Margaret
Mrs. Clark writes that she was formerly Margaret Monahan but has been married for 12 years. Says her husband, Kenneth, is on P.M. and she is writing pamphlets. Encloses typescript of pamphlets on Racism and Fascism. (In file.)
842Cleveland Orchestra
Adella Prentiss Hughes, manager, congratulates Downes on his article "Training the Musicologist." Says that Western Reserve University is now scheduling "real music courses" into Cleveland College and Arthur Shepherd will have a full professorship in the college.
91Clifton, Chalmers
Thanks Downes for review in Boston Post.
92Coe College
re Downes' visit to Coe College.
93Coffee Bill , Jan. - Feb. 12, 1938
Says the original Fine Arts Bill, which Downes criticized, has been greatly improved by the advice of many cultural groups working on it for the last two months. It will now be known as The Pepper Coffee Bill. Says someone should have informed Downes. Wishes to meet with Downes.
94Coffee Bill, Feb. 14 - March 1938
Correspondence with Harry Shokler, Dr. Paul Ravell, Albert Goldberg, Owen Johnson and others about Pepper Coffee Bill.
95Cohn, Arthur See: Riccardi, Oct. 1949 - June 1950
Says he will gladly recommend Conn to Guggenheim Foundation for a book on the orchestra. (Cohn is director of the Fleisher Music Collection.) (Letter of recommendation in file.)
96Cohn, Arthur, March 1951 - 1954
Asks for some scores of Sibelius.
97Cole, Edward
Request for records, #3062, #3076 for a book he is writing for orchestral music.
98Collens, Dr. William
personal correspondence, mainly about dieting.
99Colles, H. C.
Says he is leaving for Dresden on Saturday, June 2nd; will cable an account of the opera on June 6th direct to New York "...unless your London office suggests it going through them." Says he will then mail a long descriptive article for the Sunday issue. Hopes to see Mr. and Mrs. Aldrich in England. Sends regards to friends in Times office.
910Colliers Magazine
Re an article in Colliers' criticizing Secretary of the Navy Josephus Daniels. Daniels asks them in the interest of fair play, to print his letter-or at least answer some of the questions he asks.
911Collins, E.D. , 1952 - 53
Henry Finck and articles about him. There is some confusion about two copies of Main Currents of 20th Century Music which were sent to Downes, who was billed for $20.00; several clippings are also in the file.
912Collins, E.D., Jan. - Feb. 1954
Letter of condolence
913Collins, E.D., May - Sept. 1954
correspondence re Downes' visit to Colorado College.
914Colombo Mrs. Franco (Elvira) See: Riccardi
Says that he notes with pleasure that Downes is to be on music faculty at Aspen Institute next summer. He (Stearns) is on board of trustees. Is looking for a dean of music for University of Colorado.
915Colorado College Colorado Springs, Colorado
Reply to Stearns' letter of March 27, 1950..."if you would wish to enlarge a little bit upon just the kind of men you would want" Downes would be able to make a recommendation.
916Colorado University Boulder, Colorado
Writes to Downes about qualifications of a dean of music for their university. Ask for suggestions.
917Columbia Artists Management Columbia Lecture Bureau, Feb. 1940
Fifteen folders, correspondence between Downes and various branches of the Columbia Artists Management, Inc., regarding lecture tours, contracts, publicity, schedules, itineraries, lecture notes, audience response, lecture outlines.Of special interest are: Two letters of Downes in folder 2, both dated March 8, 1940, giving outlines of lectures; biographical material on Downes in folder 3; notes for lecture "Be Your Own Music Critic" in folder 5; a most interesting letter from Downes dated May 21, 1951 in folder 6, giving his stand on communism:.. "I have not belonged and do not belong to any communist organization. I am against totalitarian government of any sort, whatever its real or professed aims may be. I have never trafficked with nor been approached by any communist organization, group or individual with requests or suggestions that I join the Communist Party ...any person, organization, publication or representative thereof who states that I am a Communist, Communist sympathizer, of 'fellow traveler' is either an ignoramus or liar, or both, whose charges are totally without foundation." There is, in folder 7, March 26, 1952, a copy of a speech and other material re portrayal of crime by the mass media, by Arthur Freund of the American Bar Association, Section of Criminal Law.
918Columbia Artists Management Columbia Lecture Bureau, March - May, 1940
Five folders, letters and documents, Downes and various members of the CBS re contracts, schedules, notes for broadcasts, audience response, publicity, financial arrangements, all dealing with the mechanics of broadcast lectures and commentaries.Note: Manuscripts of the Sunday broadcast lectures from October 29, 1944 through April 27, 1946, are in Subject File.
919Columbia Artists Management Columbia Lecture Bureau, June, 1940-49
Says he enjoyed long talk with Downes. Asks Downes to call him when he starts rehearsals of the Bloch Quintet.
920Columbia Artists Management Columbia Lecture Bureau, 1950
Says the "Roth Quartet and myself" are going to play Bloch Quintet at Miss Adele Lewisohn's next Monday night. Says his part is unfinished, for he has had no time to practice.
921Columbia Artists Management Columbia Lecture Bureau, Jan. - April, 1951
Is unable to come.
922Columbia Artists Management Columbia Lecture Bureau, May - Dec., 1951
Says the Bloch Quintet is the greatest piano quintet since Brahms and Franck, but may outlast both of them; later he may discuss with Smith a project on educational records.
923Columbia Artists Management Columbia Lecture Bureau, Jan. - March, 1952
Makes specific offer for Columbia recording of Downes' performance with the Roth Quartet.
924Columbia Artists Management Columbia Lecture Bureau, April - Sept., 1952
Is satisfied with offer. Cannot possibly do this recording until fall.
925Columbia Artists Management Columbia Lecture Bureau, Nov. - Dec., 1952
Says that an explanatory record to accompany the Quintet would not be possible.
926Columbia Artists Management Columbia Lecture Bureau, 1953
Contract for recording Bloch Quintet. Details given.
927Columbia Artists Management Community Concert Service (Ward French), 1951 - 52
Returns signed contract. (Signed contract not in file.) Downes would like to write a booklet to accompany the recording.
928Columbia Artists Management Hope Associates, Letters From - , 1946
Lieberson writes re opera in English. Thinks that if opera were performed in English, American composers would inevitably be drawn into the picture.
929Columbia Artists Management Salter, Mr. & Mrs. Jack, 1935 - 1943
Downes speaks of the importance of opera in its original language. "Our English syllables are not 'timed' to those of other languages, our construction is altogether different, and I think the whole flavor is spoiled by a disarrangement of word sounds and tone sounds which were meant to go together...keep the words and music together." Says these words were written by a listener of Opera Quiz.
930Columbia Artists Management Schang, F.C., 1932 - 1955
correspondence with Moses Smith, re Bloch Quintet, and about Smith's new book on Koussevitsky; correspondence with Edward Wallerstein about a proposed project to be called Five Foot Shelf Music Library; correspondence re extension of contract; letters re recordings sent to Downes.
931Columbia Artists Management General, 1934 - 1955
Letter to Frederic Goodwin (director of educational department of Columbia Graphaphone Company). Asks if the article he wrote on Folk Dances of Cecil Sharpe was received. Would like to do some writing for their company. Would also like to lecture for them.
101Columbia Broadcasting System See: Shirer, William, 1930-32
Says book written by Downes and Gibson has been submitted to Mr. Hopkins.
102Columbia Broadcasting System, 1933-40
He has received revised manuscript of Folk Songs of Cecil Sharpe and is pleased. "We must reserve the right to turn some phrases to our business advantage..."
102Columbia Broadcasting System, 1933-40
Makes an appointment to meet. "I understand perfectly that you will use what you want of the matter and play it up to your 'business advantage.'"
103Columbia Broadcasting System, 1944-52
Hopkins (sales manager) says he has read three chapters of Downes' The Lure of Music and is delighted with it.
104Columbia Broadcasting System Dickler, Gerald
Goodwin speaks of Downes' applying for membership in City Club.
105Columbia Broadcasting System King, William
Sause writes, enclosing letters from a Japanese student at Oberlin, Yeinen Yuasa, who wishes to become a critic, and wants to translate Downes' The Lure of Music into Japanese. Wishes to have the rights of translation.
106Columbia Recording Copr. Smith, Moses , May-June, 1940
Listens to Opera Quiz every week, Faust is his favorite; why is the ballet never performed to the famous ballet music from Faust?
107Columbia Recording Corp. Smith, Moses, July-Nov., 1940
Says Hovaness wrote double concerto in 1949 for Anahid and Maro Ajimian. They then asked Krenek to write a double concerto which they introduced in Europe, and for their Carnegie Hall concert on January 11th, they have commissioned Lou Harrison to do a chamber work for them.
108Columbia Recording Corp. Smith, Moses and Wallerstein, Edward, 1941 - 46
Would like to see scores of Krenek and Harrison works.
109Columbia Recording Corp. Lieberson, Goddard and Behrens, Edith , 1943-48
about individual recordings, especially of folk songs.
1010Columbia Graphophone Company
Professor Dykema of Teachers College arranges for Downes to speak. Would like him to sketch briefly the program of music for the World's Fair.
1011Columbia Lecture Bureau
Downes becomes so involved that he cannot give talk.
1012Columbia Pictures
Potter says Downes' review of Paderewski's radio recital yesterday is "one of the finest bits of writing of its kind that I have read in many a long day."
1013Columbia Records (Formerly Columbia Recording Corp.)
Esther Green, Librarian of the Ella Weed Library of Columbia University, says that Alice Black, in whose translation of Tosca Downes is interested, graduated from Barnard in 1934 and is now Mrs. Black-Schaffer. "Unfortunately, the last address in our Alumni Office, is in care of Atomic Bomb Casualty Commission, APO 182."
1014Columbia University See: Moore, Douglas, 1932-48
Downes would like to have Mrs. Schaffer's translation for his private library.
1015Columbia University, 1951-54
Asks Downes to participate in Arts Forum this spring.
1016Columbia University, 1955
Invites Downes to dinner at the Century Club honoring Schuman.
1017"Committee of 100"
Asks Downes to join in sponsoring a tribute to Dr. Gunnar Myrdal, author of An American Dilemma, who will be in New York. A dinner is planned (acceptance card enclosed). The Committee of 100, founded by William Allan Neilson, was "dedicated to the creation of an America of justice and equality for our Negro fellow citizens."
1018Committee of 1,000 See: Snapley, Harlow Webster, Margaret, Jan.-April, 1948
Asks if Downes will join with him, Van Wyck Brooks, Helen Keller, Norman Corwin, etc., in initiating a Committee of 1,000, which is to be non-partisan and non-political.
1019Committee of 1,000, May-Dec. 1948
Shapley acknowledges Downes' acceptance. Says initiating sponsors also include Albert Einstein, Henry Sidel Canby, William Rose Benet.
1020Committee of 1,000 , Jan. 1949 and undated
Disagrees with policy. "The only thing I can see to do is bid you a fond farewell at the drugstore." Says he is against the Thomas committee.
LeCompte of the House of Representatives in Washington says he is sending a copy of Communism in Action.
1022Community Concert Service
1023Composers' Forum
Downes cannot attend.
1024Concert Hall Society, In. Josefowitz, Samuel See: Geiringer, Karl Veinus, Abraham American Symphony Orchestra, 1951, July, 1954
Downes sends Josefowitz article, "Music In Your Home." (Enclosed)
1025Concert Hall Society, Inc. Josefowitz, Samuel, Aug. 1954 - Feb. 1955
Offers Downes $1,000 for completed work. Refers to music appreciation plan. "Music In Your Home" would form introduction to book.
1026Concert Hall Society, Inc. Taishoff, Saul , March, 1954 - June, 1955
correspondence re possible book, Downes says Veinus will write chapter on the concerto. Braunstein has also accepted commission. Kolodin has declined to do the chapter on the symphony, but Geiringer of Boston University will do this. Downes writes at some length about forthcoming book; includes correspondence with Saul Taishoff and detailed lists of records needed for study.
1027Concert Hall Society, Inc. General
Downes is asked to speak at Connecticut College convocation. He says fee would be $200, plus traveling expenses.
1028Connecticut College
Says he was disappointed that Downes did not mention Howard Mitchell and the National Symphony Orchestra in his review of the concert. Says Paul Hume wrote a just review.
1029Coolidge, Elizabeth Spraque Elizabeth Sprague Coolidge foundation Library of Congress, November 8, 1950
"The whole article about the concert on the night you mentioned at the Coolidge Foundation Festival in Washington was badly garbled when it appeared in the Times. Several paragraphs were left out. I telephoned in some corrections and some of the corrections got in and some never did get in. I always have rotten luck when I get on a wire."
1030Conrad, Doda
Thanks Downes for review of his Town Hall concert. Is glad Downes was impressed with the Sauget songs. Says he hopes to sing them in Paris next week. Is sending Downes four records of Chopin's Polish Songs.
1031Converse, Frederick
Thanks Downes for article about Jeanne d'Arc.
1032Cooper, Emil
Re a meeting
1033Cooper Union
Invites Downes to lecture at the Union on February 11, 1949, on modern music.
1034Coopersmith, J.M See: Library of Congress
Thanks Downes for his article on his Messiah edition. Says that he is going to Vienna where he will be in charge of the theatre and music section with the military government.
1035-36Copland, Aaron
Says he has settled near Frankfurt and will look Downes up when Downes comes to the Strauss Festival.
111Copeland, George re (Mrs. Myron Taylor)
correspondence with Mrs. Myron Taylor re subsidy for Copeland.
112Copyright International See: National Association of Performing Artists
113Corigliano, John
Thanks Downes for review in Times. Speaks of Bohemian dinner at which Downes was honored and at which Corigliano played.
114Cornell University See: Vaughans, William
Letter re speech Downes is to make at Cornell on America's Role in the Present Crisis. Professor Kinkeldey will introduce Downes. Tells Downes of general attitude at Cornell concerning aid to Britain.
115Cortney, Phillip , 1943 - March, 1945
Discussions about Tribune and Times carrying two diametrically opposed reviews of performance of Fidelio.
116Cortney, Phillip, May, 1945 - Dec. 1945
"Both have been wrong. I think the Tribune criticism was inexcusably unimaginative and carping. I think the Times (his own) criticism needed a few more sentences." Goes into detail. Says review, of necessity, was written in haste.
117Cortney, Phillip , 1946 - 1954
Sends Downes booklet written by himself (Cortney) on The Economic and Political Consequences of Lord Keynes' Theories. Also sends some musical clippings.
118Cowell, Mr. and Mrs. Henry See: U.S. Dept. of State Dir. of Cultural Affairs Huan, Charles
Mrs. Cowell writes that if Downes is going to do an article on the Ives transcripts, there is some background material which he should have prior to Dr. Braunstein's connection with the work. Says that soon after Ives' death on May 19, 1954, his executor, George Tyler, and Mrs. Ives asked Henry to act as Ives' musical executor. Cowell spent ten to twelve days separating sheet music from letters, etc. in the old barn at Redding. He then made a rough sorting. His main contribution for years was seeing that Ives' compositions got published. During the summer John Kirkpatrick pasted manuscripts together. (Ives had torn twice across and then kept sheets after a fair copy was made.) Tells how she brought manuscripts to New York apartment (Ives) for Braunstein to work on them. Hours of work: Cowell, 150; Kirkpatrick, 100; Braunstein, 100; Sidney Cowell, 250 or more.
119Cowan, Margorie
re possibility of lecture tour for Downes on West coast.
1110Cox, Governor James, - (Drayton, Ohio)
Says he has received copy of Dayton Daily News with his interview. Speaks of having spoken publicly for the League of Nations.
1111Cramer, Bomar RE: Indianapolis
Downes' coming to Indianapolis for a lecture. Fee: $250.
1112Crane, John O.
correspondence dealing mainly with festivals at Woodshole. Also, about pianist Ray Lev.
1113Crane, Mrs. W. Murray
Draft of letter in which Downes speaks of his financial problems.
1114Cramer, Mrs. George
correspondence mainly about Downes' visiting Denver. Letters show personal friendship.
1115Cravath, Paul D. re: Damrosch, 1932 - 1933
Plans to accept Cravath's invitation to have car take him and Mrs. Downes to Cravath's house October 9th, play tennis, have lunch, then return to New York for Philharmonic broadcast then go back to Cravath for Cesar Franck's Quintet.
1116Cravath, Paul D.
Speaks of letters in Times re Damrosch. One from Damrosch himself. Is sorry that one critical one was printed.
1117Creative Age Press, Inc.
correspondence re Downes' writing an introduction to Mrs. Parish's Book of Slave Songs.
1118Creel, George
concerning interview Downes had with Creel in which Creel made charges against Admiral Sims. Creel speaks of Sisson documents and sends Downes a bound copy.
1119Critics Circle
re choosing award works-some ballot by proxy-details about meetings and the minutes. (Donald Fuller, Julian Seaman, Oscar Thompson, Eduardo Maseras, Jan Lowenbach.)
1120Crockett, Albert Stevens re: Mary Gordin
Speaks of days in Paris when Mary Garden was beginning her career. Also tells of Sibyl Sanderson.
1121Crooks, Richard
Refers to Opera Quiz program in which the term "Immaculate Conception" was unfortunately used.
1122Crosby, John
Thanks Downes for his "kind words."
1123Crowell-Collier Publishing Company
Chairman of the Board Thomas H. Beck asks Downes to put in a few words his hopes for the future of his profession. Downes reply is that the state of the world is much more important. Writes a paragraph critical of American policy. Beck says Downes' words will be sealed in a new building at 51st Street and 5th Avenue. Downes is amazed that his words are accepted. Beck says envelope will be opened in 1954.
1124Cuban-American Music Group
information on Cuban composers is sent to Downes.
1125Curtis Brown, LTD.
correspondence re sale of possible articles, also contract for editorship of course in music appreciation.
1126Curtis Institute of Music, 1925 - 1940
Agrees on lecture to precede performance of Boris on November 29th. Says Miss Spofford and Mr. Stokowski will make up the list of invited guests (Fee: $300.)
1127Curtis Institute of Music , 1941 - 1954
Asks Downes to speak at commencement in the event that Damrosch can't come.
1128Curzon, Clifford
Says they spend some time at their Austrian home in July and August.
1129Cuvelier, M. Marcel
asking Downes to be a sponsor for concert celebrating founding of Czechoslovakia. Kuvelik will conduct in Carnegie Hall. Downes declines.
1130Czechoslovak National Council of America
The Secretary to the President writes that the President will receive Downes on August 16th at 10:30 AM at Savoy West End Hotel in Carlsbad.
The Baroness thanks Downes for his article on the Danish National Orchestra.
1132Dahlerup, Baronnes Aima
Says they expect the Downes to be their guests. Encloses letter Dorati writes about forthcoming concerts and schedule.
1133Dallas Symphony Orchestra
Grace Denton is trying to reorganize international exchange program. Speaks of ANTA, etc. Also speaks of Paul C. Scherbert's work in India.
1134Damrosch, Mrs. Frank
Thanks Downes for review of his memoirs.
1135Damrosch, Walter, 1924 - 1938
Thinks Downes' article on Oedipus Rex admirable. "All new revolutionaries in art become enchained by their own new formulas, even while they are deriding and casting off what they claim are the chains which their predecessors carried...perhaps history will consider Stravinsky as an important link with the new art which he has not found, but which his rebellion at the old, impells him to grope for."
1136Damrosch, Walter, 1940
Thanks Damrosch for allowing him to publish paragraphs of his interesting letter.
1137Damrosch, Walter, 1941
Says he and Frank were grateful for the beautiful reference to their father on the music page.
1138Damrosch, Walter
Speaks of Aldrich's asking Downes to write editorial. Thinks Aldrich would have done it better.
1139Danzig, Dorothy
Damrosch says he thought John Finley had written editorial and had thanked him for it.
1140Davidson, Jo See: National Council of Arts & Sciences for correspondence
Writes Downes re membership on committee of sponsors for exhibit of last works of Jo Davidson. Catalog enclosed.
1141Daniels, Mabel
Says Woodworth is doing her Christmas piece with the Harvard Club and the Radcliffe Chorale in New York December 11th. Recalls old times.
1142Davies, James of Minneapolis Tribune
Criticizes Toscanini. Says he is too much of a "precisionist." Refers to Ormandy as "our cocky little conductor." Says "he will not play British music because it is unworthy of his genius." Says Ormandy has some good points and "some damn bad ones, chief of which is disloyalty to those who have aided him in his rapid climb upward."
1143Davies, Mrs. James (Grace)
Downes' visits to Minneapolis. Some details about workings of the music department and other organizations in Minneapolis. Also some discussion about Krenek as a composer and Mitropoulos' support for him.
1144Da Vinci, Leonardo
Sylvan Breyn is pleased with Downes' enthusiastic response on Leonardo. Says Carnegie Institute will use his article with Leonardo exhibit.
1145Davies, Marion (Houston)
Says after she graduated from Curtis, she auditioned for Efrem Kurtz for the Kansas City Orchestra. Gives details of amusing audition. Was hired as first cellist. Thinks women have a difficult time, competing with men.
1146Davis, Monte Hill re: Busoni Contest
Says she has won second prize in the International Busoni Competition. Reminds him that she is the girl who played the Beethoven Second Concerto in Houston in 1952.
1147Davison, Archibald T.
Would like to have the Harvard Glee Club illustrate one of his Brooklyn lectures. Engagement is arranged.
1148Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra Association
re Downes' visit to Dayton. Tells Paul Katz, the conductor, to continue building the orchestra as he is doing.
1149De Carvalho, Eleazar
Says he gained much inspiration from Downes' explanation of Zarathustra. Says he will conduct it again on August 7th and hopes Downes can come. Downes gives concert an excellent review. (Clipping in file.)
1150Decca Records
Refers to Downes' review of Serkin's performance of Diabelli Variations. Sends Downes recording of Claudio Arrau's performance of same variations.
1151De Kahler, Victor
Says they met at Miss Irene Lewisohn's home. Read Downes' articles. Speaks of conversation with Alma Mahler.
1152De Koven, Reginald
DeKoven berates Downes for writing badly about Ms opera. Says Paderewski praised it. Say Metropolitan gave it 22 rehearsals and Boston Symphony only one. Says Downes is young. Perhaps he will change his mind.
121De La Grange, Henry-Louis
Madame de la Grange gives Downes articles by her son to read. Downes is complimentary and asks for son's address in Paris. (208 Boulevard St. Germaine.)
122Delaware, University of
Invitation to Festival of Contemporary Music written by Eastman alumni. Howard Hansen will speak.
123Delibes, Leo
Seltsam writes some notes on Lakme. Says first production at Metropolitan was by an "outside" company April 2, 1890. Patti, Fabbri, Ravelli, etc. First production by resident cast was February 22, 1892, with Marie Van Zandt (a Brooklyn soprano for whom Delibes created the role.) Also list revivals.
124-5Dello Joio, Norman See also: Century Association
Dello Joio says that he has written a work for chorus and orchestra for Robert Shaw's Collegiate Chorale. Says he has agreed all along with Downes "on being conscious of our heritage and present surroundings, but the problem is not easy, far too often one falls into a chauvinism that makes for a weak musical expression.""In basing this symphony on Stephen Vincent Benet's Western Star, I believe I have found a text that strikes a balance between a sincere love of the land and an unglamorized conception of the men and women who settled it." Dello Joio says he would like an opportunity of showing the work to Downes.
126De Luca, Giuseppi
Thanks Downes for "magnificent article" about her concert.
127Densmore, Franes, Red Wing, Minnesota
Downes says he has forwarded her letter to Villa Lobos who will be interested in her research. (American Indian Songs.)
128Denton, Grace
correspondence re organization of educational TV project.
129Denver Civic Symphony
Mrs. George Cranmer tells of negative influence of WPA on their orchestra. Says the WPA orchestra calls itself The Colorado Symphony Orchestra and plays bits of symphonies in Carl Fischer arrangements. The concerts are free. Hopes Downes will come to Denver and play the McDowell Concerto with the Denver Civic Symphony.
1210Denya, Marcelle
Reminds Downes that she is singing on Saturday with the Boston Symphony La Demoiselle Blue and Sheherazade by Ravel. Hopes Downes can come.
1211Department of State See: U.S. Department of State
a warm personal correspondence with Mrs. Derby, wife of a minister. Describes his new apartment (June 19, 1942): "It's in the old Osborne, which is right opposite Carnegie Hall, or at least cattycornered from it, and we're on the top floor, with a roof garden over us, and the best place I've had in years to practice and work by myself. We're crazy over it." The possibility of Downes' lecturing in Cincinnati is discussed. Mrs. Derby asks Downes to help Alexander Von Kreisler. He is applying for the position left vacant by the death of Stoessel. Says Von Kreisler was with Columbia Broadcasting for eight years and is on the faculty of the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music. Downes visits the Derby's in Cincinnati. Mrs. Derby speaks of personal sorrows. She applies for a Guggenheim (resume in file). Downes recommends her. Later, in 1953, in New Bedford, Mass., gives details of trials and tribulations of the ministry.
1212Derby, Mr. and Mrs. Marvin (Betty Gilmore), 1942-44
Specter of Pittsburgh Symphony thanks Downes for writing about Symphony. Downes went to Pittsburgh to hear DeSabata.
1213Derby, Mr. and Mrs. Marvin, 1945-1953
correspondence re DeSabata's involvement in Fascism in Italy. Edward Specter cables DeSabata that Olin Downes stated that he "had information on good authority that you are a Fascist and that you once wrote a march in honor of Hitler." Specter says he denied the charges and promised to get the facts. Asks DeSabata to cable reply. Submits several specific questions. Says he believes charges are inspired by jealous colleagues. DeSabata cables at length: "horrified such a lot absurdities stop. Everybody know I never in my life tried politic nor wrote music for Nazis, Fascists nor accepted politic favors....pulverize possible treacherous attempts. Affectionately yours."National Concert and Artists Corp. sends Downes copy of DeSabata's cable Downes says he has new charges. File contains correspondence between NCAC and DeSabata.
1214De Sabata, Victor
Writes Downes about his coming to Detroit to hear the Symphony and to give a lecture. Downes suggests a fee of $500.
1215Detroit Symphony Orchestra
Downes says he feels strongly on the subject of guest conductors. "Such a policy (guest conductor) does not and cannot build a first class orchestra. The visiting conductor trots his war horses and the house may or may not be packed for his particular appearances." Cites Koussevitsky as a single conductor of an orchestra achieving remarkable results. Also cites Stokowski and the Philadelphia Orchestra.
1216Dewey, Thomas
correspondence re talk Downes gave over WQXR concerning Dewey and the Republican Party.
1217Diamond, David
Bernstein offers Downes tickets for The Tempest-music by David Diamond, production by Margaret Webster.
1218Dickler, Gerald - See Also: Columbia Broadcasting System
Downes says he has received contract from Allen, Towne, and Heath, Inc., and wishes to accept it. Will receive $250 now, but will have the right to revoke the contract a year from now if he cannot deliver the manuscript. Speaks of a contract he signed years ago with McGraw-Hill and Co. Says McGraw-Hill agrees to his signing this contract provided he delivers their Ms. first. The Allen, Towne and Heath book is to be on Chopin.
1219Dickson, Mrs. John Paul (Indianapolis)
Letter containing documents purporting to show that Downes' accusation of misrepresentation re raising of funds for the Women's Orchestra is not founded. Says that she has not been in correspondence with Mrs. Gertrude Robinson-Smith.
1220Dictionary of American Biography re: Gabrilowitsch and Godowsky
Is happy to cooperate.
1221Dieckman, Liselotte Tales of Hoffman
Letter re research on Tales of Hoffman. Has found passage referring to Hoffman having studied thoroughly Mozart's Don Giovanni.
1222Diether, Jack
Says he was shocked by the bad review of the Boston Symphony's performance of a piece that was not performed. Says it was a "revolting fraudulence."
1223Dilling, Mildred See: Brooklyn Inst.
Realizes that Downes does not include a harpist in his series of lectures at the Brooklyn Academy. Says if he has not heard her play, would he please listen to a broadcast next Thursday over WOR. Says her collection of harps shows the entire development of that instrument.
1224Dispeker, Thea
Speaks of possibility of Downes' lecturing for Cincinnati Symphony. Says Goossens is interested. Hopes also to get an engagement with Indianapolis Symphony.
1225Dithland Center For Music
Congratulates Downes on his article on music therapy in the Times of May 8th. Encloses literature on their center.
1226Dix, George E.
Says he met Muriel Stokes the other night. Asks Downes to lunch.
1227Dixon, Dean, August 23, 1945
Asks Dixon to join Advisory Committee of the Rachmaninoff Fund. Describes the Fund as a nationwide organization. Says that Madame Rachmaninoff is the honorary president, Horowitz, the president, and Koussevitsky, head of the Artists' Advisory Committee.
1228Dobkin, Dimitry
Says he read with interest Downes' article on Native Opera. Speaks of the problems involved in presenting opera in English.
1229Dohnanyi, Mme. E. Von (Helen)
Mrs. Dochnanyi thanks Downes for his letter. Is sad that he became ill in Tallahassee. Hopes he will come again.
1230Dodd, Loring Holmes (Clarke University, Worcester)
correspondence re proposed book on Sibelius. Downes submits rough draft to Raymond Bond of proposed book. Bond says it will need a great deal of editing and expansion.
1231Dodd Mead and Company re: Sibelius book
Asks Downes to meet him at Chickering & Sons to Discuss a project.
1232Dolmetsch, Arnold, August 22-September 24, 1955
re the death of Olin Downes. Donalda has sent clippings from Montreal.
1233Donalda, Pauline
Wishes to talk to Downes about the conductors' contest of the Rachmaninoff Foundation. Speaks of some weaknesses in the rules set up. Thinks it would be a pity "to provide a 'hot-house career' for someone who may not be ready for any career as yet." Gives advice.
1234Dorati, Antal
Says she saw Toscanini and he said how much he appreciated Olin's letter. Thinks Downes would like to know this.
1235Dorfman, Anya
1236Doring, E.N. (Stringed Instruments)
Doring congratulated Downes on his speech at gathering for Borowski in Chicago. Regrets that he did not have a chance to talk with Downes. Says he mailed a copy of his latest book on violin makers in the hope that Downes might review it.
1237Doubleday-Doran and Company, 1933
Speaks of the Saturday Evening Post having edited their (Taubman's and Downes') material on Gatti. "They have taken only about a third of the stuff we sent them, and certainly the worst third." Suggests a possible book from this material.
1238Doubleday-Doran and Company re: missing manuscript, 1934
Collins says they are thinking of publishing Philip Hale's notes for the Boston Symphony in a little handbook. Wonders if this would conflict with Downes' proposed book, How To Listen to Music. Downes says he does not believe that Symphony Hall would give them the rights. Says the notes are closely guarded by copyright and are issued in book form at the end of each season for $6.00 per volume.
1239Doubleday-Doran and Company re: missing manuscript, 1935
Collins says that the Garden City Publishing Company is against doing anything with Symphonic Broadcasts.
1240Doubleday-Doran and Company, 1936
Downes' secretary writes to Miss Corunna [sic] of the Times in Paris, giving details of loss of package of manuscript containing several chapters of book Downes is writing on music.
1241Doubleday-Doran and Company, 1940-1942
Koruna of the Paris office of the New York Times says that the unfortunate package left the Batignolles Station on October 23rd and has gone to Customs. Supposed to have left Paris on November 22nd for the S. S. Manhattan.
1242Doubleday-Doran and Company, 1944-1945
Letter to the United States Lines says package has not reached him.
131-4Downes, Edward Correspondence
four folders, of personal correspondence between Edward O. D. Downes and his father, Olin Downes. There are a few notes or letters after Downes' death in 1955 to Edward Downes from Irene Downes (Downes' 2nd wife) and one letter, from Edward Downes to Irene Downes re book Olin Downes on Music.
135-12Downes, Irene and Olin Invitations, Announcements, Etc.
8 folders, invitations, announcements, programs, etc. Purely social and personal material.
141Downes, Olin Advice to a Young Music Critic, No date
Letter from Elizabeth Bennett of Mississippi Southern College, asking questions about how to become a music critic. Downes' reply is a classic.
142-4Downes, Olin - "Barberina," Correspondence
correspondence and script of "Barbarina" a screen play with music, by Downes and Jean Campbell.
145Downes, Olin Biographical Material
Correspondence, most of it about biographical material to be used in brochures about Downes' lectures. Also, some notes by Irene Downes.
146Downes, Olin - Books - "Lure of the Music" - Correspondence
letters to and from publishers, well-wishers and friends, about "The Lure of Music" published in 1918 by Harpers.
147Downes, Olin - Books - Symphonic Master Pieces - Correspondence
miscellaneous letters about Symphonic Masterpieces (formerly entitled Symphonic Broadcasts) published by Dial Press, 1st edition in 1931, second edition 1935.
148Downes, Olin - Books - "Ten Operatic Masterpieces" - Correspondence See also: Phalen, Dole Borowski, Felix Belment, Mrs. Wequet
chiefly letters to Downes thanking him for a copy of the book, or complimenting him on it. The book was published by BMI, Scribners and G. Ricordi in 1952.
149Downes, Olin - Books - "Treasury of American Song" Correspondence
letters about the book, about the preface; the agreement between Downes and Alfred A. Knopf, Inc., about publishing the book is in the file. The book was compiled by Downes with Elie Siegmeister and was published by Knopf in 1940.
1410Downes, Olin Catalogs of Score Library
1411Downes, Olin Charitable Appeals, Miscellaneous
miscellaneous requests for assistance. Downes responds to all of these.
1412Downes, Olin Contracts
contracts for books, lectures, etc.
1413Downes, Olin - Correspondence Miscellaneous , 1909-1919
letters, postcards, telegrams, notes to and from Downes to and from various people, firms, none of which is given a separate listing in this catalog.
1414Downes, Olin - Correspondence Miscellaneous , 1920-29
expressions of sympathy, from friends and relatives. One folder re cemetery lot on Nantucket where Downes' ashes were placed.
1415Downes, Olin - Correspondence Miscellaneous, 1930-33
correspondence as to whether newsmen are required to serve or not.
1416Downes, Olin - Correspondence Miscellaneous , 1934-39
materials pertaining to lectures, contracts, telegrams, and correspondence re contracts, European tours; New Orleans speeches, Scandinavian tour, Western tours, about arrangements, schedules, audience response, changes in dates, etc.
1417Downes, Olin - Correspondence Miscellaneous, 1940-49
incomplete notations.
1418Downes, Olin - Correspondence Miscellaneous, 1950-51
Asks about atonality in modern symphonic music. On second page of this letter, Downes has scribbled in pencil a note to "Mr. King" suggesting an article for the layman, clearly defining atonality, polyharmony, polyatonality, etc. Article in Times for Sunday, July 22, 1945 by Downes on this subject is in file.
1418Downes, Olin - Correspondence Miscellaneous, 1950-51
Notes, letters, lists, concerning the disposal of Olin Downes' Music Library.
1419Downes, Olin Correspondence Miscellaneous, 1952
To Robert Klein: "Verdi-wrote Italian and composed as an Italian would...Bizet wrote as a Frenchman-It is inconceivable to me that anyone but Wagner, a German, could have written the music that he did. I believe that all of Ernest Bloch's greatest music has been written directly from inspiration of the ancestral spirit of his race..."
1420Downes, Olin Correspondence Miscellaneous, 1953
giving amount of royalties on various books in certain years.
1421Downes, Olin Correspondence Miscellaneous , Jan.-Apr. 1954
acceptances, regrets, letters about who should be invited and comments on the party.
1422Downes, Olin Correspondence Miscellaneous, June-Sept. 1954
re unpublished manuscripts in Downes' papers at the time of his death. Mrs. Downes writes to lawyer, Robert Rockmore, about possibility of editing and publishing them.
1423Downes, Olin Correspondence Miscellaneous, Oct. - Dec. 1954
about lectures Downes is to deliver at the school.
151Downes, Olin - Correspondence, Miscellaneous, January, 1955
Wishes Downes to come some afternoon and "advise me concerning certain phases of the All American Ballet." Wants Downes' reaction to "American conditions and methods."
152Downes, Olin - Correspondence, Miscellaneous, February, 1955
"You must know that I am hard put to it to wisely-if not sympathetically-comment on a nature as rich and sensitive and colorful as yours. You bubble like a crater of a giant volcano. You mourn like a stormy, expiring November day. There is sorrow and pain and regret and despair in so much that you voice-but also a giant courage."
153Downes, Olin - Correspondence, Miscellaneous, March-August, 1955
Regarding Downes' proposed trip to the Pacific coast, Dreiser says he can spend a few days with him but "going to Oregon would be out of the question.""It is a wonder to me if your time permits that you do not undertake some interpretative work, either a novel, a study of some personality, or your impressions of life, a book embodying your true opinions concerning it...""If you do not come out here, when I get back to New York, I will look you up and sit silent while you go over the troubles of yourself and the world."
154Downes, Olin - Correspondence, Miscellaneous, undated
Asks Downes to forward Deed [sic] book. Telegram is signed by Dreiser's secretary.
155-6Downes, Olin - Death - Cards of Condolence
"I got the Beede book this morning...if I don't think it's top notch, I won't say anything about it."
157Downes, Olin - Death - Letters of Condolence
Says he is sailing on the Europa Friday and returning August 7th
158-10Downes, Olin - Death - Letters of Condolence, Miscellaneous
correspondence re depositing the Dreiser letters (or copies) in the Dreiser Collection at the University of Pennsylvania Library. A carbon of a quotation of Dreiser's "The Hidden God" is in this folder.
1511-12Downes, Olin - Death - Telegrams of Condolence
Is appreciative of Downes' interest in his choral series and will send him a complete set. If Downes' "interest in amateur choral music is equal to it and your time permits, I would like to have you at one of our singing parties at Merion, so you can see what is possible with 100 amateur and professional singers and a little chamber orchestra, organ and two pianos." Next party is May 16th. (Brahms)
1513Downes, Olin - Death - Funeral, Cemetery Lot
Invitation to May 16th party includes map on how to get there. Says the "secret of my having so much time for music is that I do not play golf, or bridge, do not listen to the radio or phonograph, and do not read the Sunday papers (except a summary of the war news and the music page.)"
1514Downes, Olin Honors (Finland)
Enclosing five more numbers (choral texts) which were missing from the lot he had sent previously.
1515Downes, Olin Jury Duty
His secretary will send Downes a copy of the latest catalogue and supplement, which tells the whole story of the making and present status of the Library, with certain exceptions, which he lists.
1516Downes, Olin Lectures, Contracts
re chorales sent Downes by Drinker, especially a series on Brahms; re meetings; invitations to singing parties; discussion re article Downes is writing about the Drinker Library; re translations of Medtner's songs, German and Russian, by Drinker; re cantatas Drinker is working on, with history of cantata included; re English texts of foreign songs to increase audience appreciation; re translations of operas Drinker is considering doing. Downes is dubious about translations, he approves on grounds of intelligibility, but does not agree "that in general the translated word can possibly equal the fusion of the original text with the music originally designed to clothe it."
1517Downes, Olin - Lectures, European Tour, 1929
friendly social letters concerning engagements, invitations to meals, notices of Drozdoff's concerts, requests for Downes to attend such concerts, one letter re Fund for the publication of the works of Vladimir Drozdoff.
1518Downes, Olin - Lectures, European Tour, 1952
two re rights in the English translation of the Nowaczynski book on life of Chopin, other letter discusses the ejection of 1948.
161Downes, Olin - Lectures, New Orleans (Behre, Frances)
Requests Downes' name on the petition to the Supreme Court to review the Rosenberg case.
162Downes, Olin - Lectures, Scandinavian Tour, 1953
Downes agrees.
163Downes, Olin - Lectures, Western Tour, 1925
re Society for Forgotten Music.
164Downes, Olin - Lectures, Western Tour, 1935
re Downes' lecture tour.
165Downes, Olin - Lectures, Correspondence re, 1930-32
Asks Downes to be guest speaker at a concert the Society will give in Carnegie Hall. Gives some information re works to be performed.
166Downes, Olin - Lectures, Correspondence re, 1937-39
Has come to Canada from Vienna, with her husband, who is director of the Art Gallery in Winnepeg. Tells Downes of her career and that she is doing mostly composing now. Thomas Scherman will perform her bassoon concerto. Hopes Downes will attend.
167Downes, Olin - Lectures, Correspondence re, 1940
Hopes he can attend concert; is glad to hear from her and that she is composing.
168Downes, Olin - Lectures, Correspondence re, 1941
list of people attending, re Downes' speech, re hotel reservation.
169Downes, Olin - Lectures, Correspondence re, 1942-49
much about Mrs. Edmonds' philosophy, her opinions on Downes' columns, her collection of Olive Fremstad's things, discussion of Bach's music.
1610Downes, Olin - Lectures, Correspondence re, 1950-55
information re author of Egyptian National Anthem.
1610Downes, Olin Misc. Notes
Covering letter for typescript of article by Dr. Einstein's "Haydn's Orchestra."
1612Downes, Olin - Modern Music
Suggests a topic "during the 'dead season'" i.e., an article "Mozart's Kleine Nachtmusik Reconstructed."
1613Downes, Olin - Music Library
Would like very much to see the article.
1614Downes, Olin Race In Music
Covering letter for Mozart article "which you may use freely." Article, including handwritten music manuscript, of "Eine Kleine Nachtmusik" is in file.
1615Downes, Olin - Royalties
re above.
1616-18Downes, Olin - Twenty-fifth Anniversary Dinner - Acceptances - (NY Times)
Asking Downes' help in behalf of Harms Eisler who is accused of being a Communist. Encloses copies of Eisler's statements before the Thomas Committee. Eisler is an artist, not a politician.
1619-20Downes, Olin - Twenty-fifth Anniversary Dinner - Regrets - (NY Times)
Hesitates to take an active part; however, he is going to concert where Eisler's score will be presented and may be able to do an article about Eisler's value as an artist.
1621Downes, Olin - Twenty-fifth Anniversary Dinner - List (New York Times)
copies of protest from Composers Guild of Great Britain against the "campaign of vilification in the American press..." Also a copy of a petition to U. S. Attorney General Tom C. Clark on behalf of Eisler.
1622Downes, Olin - Twenty-fifth Anniversary Dinner - Remarks (New York Times)
two from Downes recommending Eisner, two from Eisner; one asking for recommendation, one letter of condolence to Mrs. Downes.
1623Downes, Olin Unpublished Books
Congratulates Downes "on all those years as a music critic."
171Dow's - Mrs. Dow's School Briarcliff Manor, N.J., 1929-1930
Letter of condolence to Mrs. Downes; Downes "could compose criticism and always make it the writing of a warm, sentient human being."
172Dreiser, Theodor
Elkind wants to enter the field of music criticism; Downes is willing to talk to him, does not know of any openings, but it is a great field.
173Drinker, Henry S., 1943 - 1944
174Drinker, Henry S., 1945 - 1946
About a program Downes and Elman are to give in November at the Brooklyn Academy of Music. Is writing, needs answers to several questions.
175Drinker, Henry S., 1947 - 1955
Letter referred to in above telegram, lecture-concert will be on November 21st, needs to reach a decision on the program, would like to repeat program of last winter which involves an orchestra, if he can get the orchestra, will Elman play? Discusses program and requests an outline of two or three programs of violin music either with or without an orchestra. Says each program lasts about an hour and 3/4. Any suggestions?
176Drozdoff, Vladimir
Reply to above; with a 38 to 40-piece orchestra he might do the E Major Bach and Mendelssohn concerto, suggests alternatives, could do something with strings alone. Will be in New York in September to discuss program.
177Drummond, Lindsay
Friendly note, comments on good time they had on trip, congratulates Downes on his wife, Irene..."I've seldom come across a sweeter, more understanding person."
178Dubois, W.E.B.
Replies to an invitation to cocktails with the Elmans, regrets they cannot come.
179Duke, Vernon (Dukelsky, Vladimir)
Is looking forward to "your performance tonight"-Explains why an article by Arthur Abell about Elman was not in Sunday's paper-says he will look into matter.
1710Duluth Symphony Orchestra
an announcement of the season of the Brooklyn Institute of Arts & Science which presents a special course on "The Enjoyment of Music" by Olin Downes.
1711Dutchess County Philharmonic Society
Complimenting Downes on his criticism of the Elman concert and wondering why the Philharmonic has never engaged Elman as soloist.
1712Eckhardt-Gramatte, Mme. S.C.
Downes thanks Wechsler for letter.
1713Eastern Music Educators Conference
Abell writes to Downes about his article on Mischa Elman's 50th jubilee, which was supposed to appear in the Sunday Magazine. Will Downes please advise him. He encloses a copy of the article and says he has already sent two pictures to the paper.
1714Edmonds, Mrs. Walter
between Downes and Mrs. Harriette Quisenberry re possibility of and arrangements for a lecture tour in Texas in the Fall of. Two of the letters, one in about another lecture given in El Paso.
1715Egyptian National Anthem
concerning revision of article in the Britannica; Downes is asked to write them.
1716Einstein, Alfred
Is sad that he has to cancel his American tour this year "for imperious, private reasons."
1717Eisler, Hanns
"You have been so wonderful to me, that I don't see how I could ever express my gratitude to you. During my solitude in Roumania I shall think with deep emotion of the marvellous experience I had this last fortnight in New York...."
1718Eisner, Leonard
re Enesco, one of which is a list of notes for a speech to the Bohemians about Enesco.
1719Elias, Albert
friendly letters, references to musical works Engle to Downes, request for permission to reprint "awful translation of the doggerell of Brahms' 'Oh Liebliche Wanger'" from G. Schirmer's "Fifty Songs of Johannes Brahms," a most interesting letter from Engle, dated August 9th, 1943, about Henry Gilbert, letter-Downes to Engle, asking if any of Schirmer interests could find an editorial job for Herbert Peyser, telegram re Engle's death, several letters commending Downes on column he wrote about Engle, after his death.
1720Elkind, Stanley Donald
Letter, enclosing a printed booklet "Historical Chart of English Literature for Use in Schools and Colleges." Kirby suggests Downes compile a similar chart for the history of music.
1721Elizabeth, Queen of Belgium (in vault)
correspondence between Downes and Jean Entremont, father of the pianist, Philippe Entremont. Downes thanks Entremont père for piano part and score of "the very interesting Jolivet piano concerto which your son so brilliantly made known to me." File also contains review of one of Philippe Entremont's recitals.
1722-23Eiman, Mischa
Sends Downes a copy of his "Biblical Suite," just published.
1724El Paso Symphony Orchestra Texas
Thanks Ephros for "Biblical Suite" and is happy to learn that 4th volume of Ephros "Cantoral Anthology" is soon to be published.
1725Encyclopaedia Britannica
1726Enesco, Georges
Suggests Downes have article typed before sending it to Mr. Badau, who doesn't "master the English language very fluently," and will have difficulty deciphering Downes' "ingenious handwriting." Praises Downes' article in The Musician.
1727Engle, Carl Re: Adler, Guido See letter: Engle, Sept 9, 1938
Rasponi will bring Erede to the Downes' apartment following Monday.
1728English Lit. - Historical Chart from Kirby, Hayward S.
Doesn't think Times will permit Downes to use his name on material for a syndicated series. More work should be done.
1729Entremont, Philippe, re
Is interested in syndicating material, perhaps something can be worked out.
1730Ephros, Gershon
8 items re arrangements for concert lectures at the Brooklyn Institute (in which Downes and Eskine are collaborators) such as hiring an orchestra; Downes hopes they can get the Juilliard Orchestra, they discuss plans for a three piano concert-lecture with Downes, Erskine and Schelling to play the Bach Triple Concerto, Erskine is also to play one movement of the Mozart concerto, and Schelling perhaps one movement from the Beethoven "Emperor" concerto. There is correspondence re rehearsals, programs, etc.
1731Epstein, Richard
acrimonious between Downes and John Erskine (president of Juilliard) concerning an article of Downes' about the use of funds left by Augustus Juilliard which Downes stated were for the use of the Metropolitan "in a possible time of need." Downes states that these funds went into "bricks and mortar" for the new Juilliard building. Dr. Erskine took exception to this statement, and the ensuing correspondence about the terms of the Juilliard will and certain statements attributed to Otto Kahn resulted in complete cessation of friendly relations between Downes and Erskine.
1732Erede, Alberto re
correspondence concerning the Juilliard will, the intentions expressed therein, whether the will expressly stated that the Juilliard Foundation should aid the Metropolitan or not. This battle seems to have raged for twenty years, fuel being added to the flames by certain statements in Erskine's autobiography to which Downes took exception. There is much duplication of the original correspondence in these two folders. The folders also contain letters from various individuals taking one side or the other.
1733Ernst, James A.
correspondence concerning lectures Downes is to give before the Society. One was entitled "The Music Critic Looks at His Assignment," another "The Agony of Modern Music Critics." A letter from Algernon Black of the Society, dated May 25, 1953, encloses an article about Schubert written by Irving Dwortesky for Downes' consideration.
1734Erskine, John-Brooklyn Institute Lectures, 1932 - 1937
letter asking Downes to be an honorary member of the Groups; Downes declines, letter asking Downes to be opening speaker at Mozart Festival in 1952, if he cannot, will he suggest others, Downes declines, suggests several names as possible speakers.
1735-37Erkine, John - Metropolitan Julliard Crisis, 1932-33
He is editing a book on modern composers for Knopf and wishes permission from Downes to include some of his columns on Sibelius. See also: Allen, Towne & Heath.
1738Ethical Culture, Society of
intermittent correspondence re Fahnestock's compositions and various comments on other composers.
1739Evening Concert Groups, Inc. (Virginia)
Invites Downes to spend the week-end at Lake Geneva, Wisconsin with them when he comes to Chicago to lecture.
1740Ewen, David - See also: Allen, Town and Health
Would like to visit at Lake Geneva; will wire day of arrival.
1741Fahnestok, Karol
Arriving Friday, would like to go to Geneva until Festival Saturday night. Invites her to motor to Interlochen Music Camp with him to hear "remarkable high school orchestra."
1742Fairbank, Janet
a tremendous response to Downes' lectures, his broadcasts, his books and his books and his articles and columns in the Times, from people whose names are not listed in this catalog. To most of these letters, Downes took the time and trouble to write warm, personal answers.
181Fan Mail, 1913-1922
182Fan Mail, 1924
183Fan Mail, 1925
184Fan Mail, 1926
185Fan Mail, 1927
186Fan Mail, 1928
187Fan Mail, 1929
188Fan Mail, 1930 (Jan. - June)
189Fan Mail, 1930 (July - Dec.)
1810Fan Mail, 1931 (Jan. - Feb.)
1811Fan Mail, 1931 (March)
1812Fan Mail, (April 1 - April 11)
1813-15Fan Mail, 1931 (April 12)
191-3Fan Mail, April 13, 1931
194-5Fan Mail, April 14, 1931
196Fan Mail, April 15 & 16, 1931
197Fan Mail, April 17 & 18, 1931
198Fan Mail, April 19, 1931
199Fan Mail, April 19, 1931
1910-12Fan Mail, April 20, 1931
201Fan Mail, April 21, 1931
202Fan Mail, April 22, 1931
203Fan Mail, April 23, 1931
204Fan Mail, April 24 & 25, 1931
205Fan Mail, April 26-30, 1931
206Fan Mail, May, 1931
207Fan Mail, June - Nov., 1931
208Fan Mail, Dec. 1-15, 1931
209Fan Mail, Dec. 16-22, 1931
2010Fan Mail, Dec. 23-31, 1931
2011Fan Mail, Jan. 1-5, 1932
2012Fan Mail, Jan. 6-10, 1932
211Fan Mail, Jan. 11-14, 1932
212Fan Mail, Jan. 15-20, 1932
213Fan Mail, Jan. 21-25, 1932
214Fan Mail, Jan. 26-31, 1932
215Fan Mail, Feb. 1-29, 1932
216Fan Mail, March, 1932
217Fan Mail, April, 1932
218Fan Mail, May - Sept., 1932
219Fan Mail, October, 1932
2110Fan Mail, November, 1932
2111Fan Mail, Dec. 1-15, 1932
2112Fan Mail, Dec. 16-31, 1932
2113Fan Mail, January, 1933
2114Fan Mail, February, 1933
2115Fan Mail, March, 1933
221Fan Mail, April, 1933
222Fan Mail, May, 1933
223Fan Mail, June-Sept., 1933
224Fan Mail, October-Dec., 1933
225-8Fan Mail, No Date; Between 1930 & 1933
229Fan Mail, 1934
2210Fan Mail, 1935
2211Fan Mail, 1936
231Fan Mail, 1937
232Fan Mail, 1938
233Fan Mail, 1939
234-5Fan Mail, 1940
236Fan Mail, 1941
237Fan Mail, 1942
238Fan Mail, 1943
239Fan Mail, 1944
2310Fan Mail, January-March, 1945
2311Fan Mail, April-June, 1945
2312Fan Mail, July-December, 1945
2313Fan Mail, 1946
241Fan Mail, 1947
242Fan Mail, 1948
243Fan Mail, 1949
244Fan Mail, 1950
245Fan Mail, 1951
246Fan Mail, 1952
247Fan Mail, 1953
248Fan Mail, 1954
249Fan Mail, 1955
2410-11Fan Mail, undated
251Farrar, Geraldine
252Farwell, Arthur
253Fast, Howard See: National Council Surveys & Professionals
254Faure, Gabriel Re
255Federation of Jewish Philanthropies of New York See: Jewish Organization
256Federation of Jewish Women's Organizations, Inc., 1939
257Fee, Dorothy See also: Giannini (re)
258Fekete, Zoltan
259Feuermann, Emanuel
2510Ficker, Professor Rudolf von (Munich), 1936-37
2511Ficker, Professor Rudolf von (Munich), 1938-48
2512Fiedlier, Max, 1910
2513Field, Joan
2514Field, Sampson R.
2515Films for Democracy, 1938
2516Finch Junior College
2518Finland - Procope, Hjalmar re: Sibelius
2519Finston, Nat
2520Firkusny, Rudolf
2521Fischer, Carl - General See: Duncan, Mckenzie
2522Fischer, Carl - Russian Song, 1917, January - June
2523Fischer, Carl - Russian Song, 1917, October - January, 1918
2524Fischer, Carl - Russian Song, 1919
2525Fischer, Carl - Russian Song, 1921-1927
2526Fisk University
2527Fitzgerald, Stephen
2528Flagstad, Kirsten re See also: Baer, Ludwig
2529Flanders, Helen H.
2530Fleisher, Edwin A. (Music Collection)
2531Fleisher, Leon re
2532Florida State College for Women
2533Florida State University
2534Florida Symphony Orchestra
2535Foley, Charles
2536Fontainbleau Fine Arts and Music Schools Association, Inc.
2537Foote, Arthur
2538The Forum (Philadelphia Progressive Party)
2540France: Order of Chavlier of the Legion of Honor
2541Francescatti, Zino re
2542Francis, Muriel (Public Relations)
2543Free Library of Philadelphia See: Fleisher, Edwin
2544Freundlich, Irwin (Julliard)
2545Frick Collection
2546-47Friedberg, Annie (Management)
2548Friedberg, Carl
2549Friedman, Andrew
2550Friends of Democracy - "Collaborators"
2551Friends of Music, Toledo, Ohio
261Frugoni, Orazio D.
262Fry, William Henry re
263Fuchs, Viktor
264Fudger, Mrs. Richard (Hollywood Bowl)
265Furtwaengler, Wilhelm re
266Gabrilowitsch, Clara Clemens
267Gabrilowitsch, Ossip, 1916-1928
268Gabrilowitsch, Ossip, 1933
269Gadd, May - Country Dance Society
2610Gafni, Miklos
2611Gange, Fraser
2612Ganley, Eric H. (Book Dealer)
2613Gannet, Lewis (Herald Tribune)
2614Garden, Mary
2615Garden, Mary re
2616Gassner, William
2617Gatti-Gasazze See: Metropolitan
2618Gauthier, Eva
2619Gavoty, Bernard (Figaro)
2620Gaw, Adam
2621Gerbert, Ernst
2622Geiringer, Karl RE: Musical Criticism, 1947-1949
2623Geiringer, Karl RE: Concert records, 1954
271Gilbert, Henry Franklin, 1913 - 1920
272Gilbert, Henry Franklin, 1921
273Gilbert, Henry Franklin, 1922 - 1925
274Gilbert, Henry Franklin, 1926 - 1927
275Gilbert, Henry Franklin re
276Gilman, Elizabeth (Mrs. Lawrence Gilman)
277Gilman, Lawrence, 1916 -24
278Gilman, Lawrence, 1926 - 28
279Gilman, Lawrence, 1929 - 31
2710Gilman, Lawrence, 1932
2711Gilman, Lawrence, 1936 - 39
2712Gilman, Lawrence, 1933
2713Gilman, Lawrence, undated
2714Giovanola, Luigi
2715Gipson, Richard
2716Glanville-Hicks, Peggy
2717Glazer, Frank
2718Glinka, Michael Ivanovitch re By Bertennsson, Serge
2719Gyndebourne Festival Opera House -- Bing, Rudolf
2720Godowsky, Leopold
2721Gold, Julius
2722Golden, Mrs. Alexander
2723Golden Gate Festival Wagner, Charles
2724Goldfarb, Herman
2725Goldovsky, Boris See: Koussevitsky
2726Goldschmann, Vladimir St. Louis Symphony
2727Goltz, Christine re
2728Goodchild, Donald Rockefeller Foundation
2729Good Housekeeping
2730Goosens, Eugene
2731Gordon, Dorothy Youth Forum
2732Gottlieb, Ephraim F. re Prokofieff
2733Gottlieb, Ephraim F.
2734Gould, Morton
2735Gradova, Gita
2736Graf, Herbert
2737Graf, Max
2738Graffman, Gary
281Grainger, Percy, Aug, 1933 - July, 1942
282Grainger, Percy, August, 1942
283Grainger, Percy, Sept., 1942
284Grainger, Percy, Nov., 1945 and undated
285Grant, Margaret
286Grant, W.T.
287Graydon, Joseph S. re: Lecture
288Green, M. Thomas
289Green Ray (American Music Center)
2810Greenberg; Publisher
2811Grissle, Felix
2812Gretchaninoff, Alexander
2813Griffin, Madeleine
2814Griffith Music Foundation
2815Griller, Sydney
2816Grimshaw, Albert E.
2817Groen, Niels Lee
2818Gromov, Anatole re: Prokofieff
2819Gromyko, Andrei
2820Grosbayne, Benjamin
2821Gross, Bethuel
2822Gross, Rabbi Louis D.
2823Grossman, Julius, 1949 - 1950
2824Grozier, E.A. See: Boston Post
2825Gruenberg, Louis (re)
2826Grunfeld, Fred
2827Guggenheim Foundation
2828Guggenheimer, Mrs. Charles (Minnie) (Stadium Concerts)
2829Guggenheimer, Charles S.
2830Guion, David
2831Gunn, Glen Dillard
2832Gynt, Kay
2833Haddonfield Choral Society
2834Haggin, B.H.
2835Halasz, Laszlo, 1940-1951
2836Halasz, Laszlo, 1952-1954
2837Halasz, Laszlo, 1955 and undated
2838Hale, Emily
2839Hale, Philip
2840Hale, Philip (re)
2841-42Hale, Mrs. Philip
291Hall, David
292Hall, G. Stanley
293Hall, James
294Hall, Leland (Smith College)
295Hall, Mrs. Frederick Whitney
296Hammerslough, Alec, 1939-1943
297Hammerslough, Alec, 1945-1946
298Hammerslough, Alec, 1947
299Hammerslough, Alec, 1948
2910Hammerslough, Alec, 1949
2911Hammerslough, Alec, 1950
2912Hammerslough, Alec, 1951-1953
2913Hammerslough, Alec, 1954-1955 and undated
2914Hammerstein, Oscar
2915Hammerstein, Mrs. Oscar
2916Hannikainen, T. (Sibelius)
2917Hansen, Hanna (Denmark)
2918Hanson, Howard (Eastman School of Music)
2919Haraszti, Zoltan (Boston Public Library), 1940-1950
2920Haraszti, Zoltan (Boston Public Library), 1951-1955
2921Harrington, Mrs. Grace
2922Harris, George
2923Harris, Homer
2924-25Harris, Roy
2926Harrisburg Symphony
2927Harrison, Jay
2928Harrison, Robert (Georgia)
2929Harshaw, Margaret
2930Hartford Symphony Orchestra
2931Hartford Times (Music Critics Symposium)
2932Hartman, Arthur
2933Harvard Club of New York, 1944
2934Harvard Glee Club (Wallace Woodworth), 1933-1934
2935Harvard Glee Club (Wallace Woodworth), 1935-1936
301Harvard Law School Forum
302Harvard University (Music Critics Symposium), 1947
303Haskins, Virginia (RE)
304Hauser, Emil (Palestine Conservatoire)
305-6Hausserman, Mr. & Mrs. John, Jr.
307Hawkins, Frances, 1937
308Hawkins, Frances, 1938
309Hawkins, Frances, 1939-1940
3010Hawkins, Micah See: Graf, Herbert
3011Hay, Mrs. Aurore La Croix
3012Haydn Society
3013Hayes, Christopher
3014-15Hayes, Roland
3016Hays, Arthur Garfield See: Seale
3017Heifetz, Jascha (RE)
3018Heitzig, William
3019Henderson, Mr. & Mrs. W.J.
3020Hendl, Walter
3021Hendricks, Gordon RE: "Pitch"
3022Henry, Herman
3023Henry Street Settlement
3024Herscheberger, John
3025Hess, Myra
3026Hewitt, Helen
3027Higginson, Henry Lee
3028High Fidelity Magazine
3029Hill, Charles S.
3030Hill, Edward B.
3031Hillsberg, Alexander
3032Hindemith, Paul
3033Hirschmann, Ira, 1941-1949
3034Hirschmann, Ira, 1950-1954
3035Hoerill, Frau Mara (Munich)
3036Hoffman, Ernst (Houston Symphony Orchestra)
3037Hofmann, Josef (Vault)
3038Hohfeldt, Edward
3039Hokanson, Randolph (RE)
3040Hollister, Carroll
3041Hollywood Quarterly
3042Holmes, Burton Lectures Inc.
3043Holmes, Malcolm H. (Wellesley)
3044Homer, Louise
311Honegger, Arthur
312Hoover, Kathleen
313Hope Associates
314Hope, Constance
315-6Honer-Moyer, Inc. (Management)
317Houston, Herbert
318Horowitz, Vladimir (RE)
319Horowitz, Vladimir , 1935-1945
3110Horowitz, Vladimir, 1946-1948
3111Horowitz, Vladimir, 1949-1952
3112Horowitz, Wanda
3113Houston Symphony Orchestra
3114Hovhaness, Alan
3115Howard University (Washington, D.C.)
3116Howes, Frank (London Times)
3117Hubbard, Charles, 1910
3118Hubbard, Charles, 1910 cont.
3119Hubbard, Charles, 1911-1924
3120Hubbard, Charles, 1928-1930
3121Hubbard, Charles, 1931-1939
3122Hubbard, Charles, 1940-1941
3123Hubbard, Charles, 1942-1943
3124Hubbard, Charles, 1944, no date
3125Hubbard, Charles, 1945, Death
3126Hubbard, Charles, 1935-1939
3127Hubbard, Charles, 1940-1941
3128Hubbard, Charles, 1942-1943
3129Hubbard, Charles, 1944-1945 and undated
321Hubbard, Havrah
322Hubbard, Mrs. John
323Hughes, Mrs. Adella Prentiss (Cleveland)
324Hughes, Edwin
325Huhn, Bruno
326Hull, Mrs. Lytle (Mrs. Astor)
327Humperdinck, Wolfram - RE
328Huneker, James Gibbons (RE)
329Hunt, Mr. and Mrs. Hampton
3210Hunter, June Hills
3211Hurok, Sol
3212Huss, Henry Holden
3213Hutcheson, Ernest
3214Hutchins, John (Herald Tribune)
3215Huth, Arno
3216Hyde, Mrs. Alice
3217Illinois, University of (Urbana)
3218Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra
3219Indiana University
3220Inter-American Concerts
3221International Business Machines Corp. - Watson, Thomas J., 1940
3222International Business Machines Corp. - Watson, Thomas J., 1941
3223International Business Machines Corp. - Watson, Thomas J., 1942-46
3224International Business Machines Corp. - Watson, Thomas J., 1947-55
3225International Business Machines Corp. - Watson, Thomas J., 1945-46
3226International Music Association of Great Britain, LTD.
3227International Music Council
3228International Music Foundation
3229The International Musician
3230International Workers Order
3231Iowa State College (Ames, Iowa)
3232Iowa, State University of (Iowa City, Iowa)
3233Ippolito, Carmela
3234Israel, 1945-47
3235Israel, 1948-52
3237Iturbi, Jose
3238Ives, Charles (RE)
3239Ives, Mrs. Charles
3240Jacksonville Symphony
3241Jacobi, Frederick
3242Jacobs, Mrs. Sophie Yarnall (Haverford, PA.)
3243Jalas, Jussi (Helsinki)
3244Janis, Byron
3245Janssen, Werner
3246Jareck, Louise and Tadeus
331Jarmel, Dorle - Columbia Artists Management
332Jarmel, Dorle - Electric and Musical Industries
333Jefferson School of Social Science (New York)
334Jelliffe, Mrs. Smith Ely
335Jeunesses Musicales du Canada
336Jewish Music
337Jewish Organizations, 1932-1948
338Jewish Organizations, 1949-1953
339Jirak, Karel B.
3310Joffe, Judah A. - Russian Song
3311Joffe, Jukah A.
3312Johansen, Agnete (Alameda, California)
3313Johansen, Gunnar
3314Johnson, Hall (Negro Choir)
3315Johnson, Harriet
3316Johnson, Leanna F.
3317Johnson, Lockrem - "A Letter to Emily" (Opera)
3318Johnson, Mr. and Mrs. Owen
3319Johnson, Thor (Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra)
3320Jolas, Jacques
3321Jonas, Alberto
3322Jonas, Maryla
3323Jones, Ifor (Bach Choir, Bethlehem, PA.)
3324Joseffy, Carl - RE Joseffy, Rafael
3325Josefowitz, Samuel
3326Josephs, Col. N. Henry
3327Josten, Eileen
3328Joston, Werner
3329Jubilee Singers (Mrs. Myers)
3330Judd, George B.
3331Judston, Arthur
3332Judson, Arthur , 1947-1953 and no date
3333Juilliard School of Music
3334Juilliard School of Music Hufstader, Robert
3335Juilliard School of Music Hutcheson, Ernest
3336Juilliard School of Music Schubart, Mark
3337Juilliard School of Music Schuman, William
3338Juilliard School of Music Tangeman, Robert
3339Julius Hartt School of Music
3340Junior League Lectures: Connor, Mrs. Frank Hayden
3341Junior League Lectures: Workum, Miss Clara F.
3342Junior League Lectures: RE Lectures
3343Kachouk, Michel
3344Kahn, Albert
3345Kahn, Emil
3346Kahan, Solomon, 1945-52
3347Kahan, Solomon, 1953-55
341Kahn, Otto, 1912-18
342Kahn, Otto, 1919-1920
343Kahn, Otto, 1921-31
344Kahn, Otto, 1932-51
345Kaiser, Mrs. Margaret Dl. (Stillwater, Minn.)
346Kaltenborn, Hans Mr. & Mrs. , 1940-53
347Kaltenborn, Hans Mr. & Mrs. , 1954-55
348Kamin Dance Bookshop
349Kansas, University of
3410Kansas City Orchestra
3411Kansas City, University of - Decker Clarence
3412Kansas City, University of - Labunski, Wictor, 1946-7
3413Kansas City, University of - Labunski, Wictor, Jan. - April, 1949
3414Kansas City, University of - Labunski, Wictor, May - June, 1949
3415Kansas City, University of - Eleanor
3416Karsch, Yousuf
3417Kassern, Tadeusz Z., 1946-48
3418Kassern, Tadeusz Z., 1949-55
3419Kastendieck, Miles
3420Kaufman, Louis, 1950-52
3421Kaufman, Louis Kaufman, Annette, 1953-5
3422Kaufman, S. Jay
3423Kaufman, Therese, 1929
3424Kaufman, Therese, 1930-1952
3425Kautsky, Felix
3426Keefer, Mrs. Lubov
3427Keefer Collection
3428Kegley, H. Paul RE: Pitch
3429Keitlen, Mrs. Thelma
3430Keller, Helen - Vault
3431Kelly, Hugh
3432Kendall, Raymond
3433Kendy, Arthur
3434Kent, Rockwell, 1949
3435Kent, Rockwell, 1950
3436Kent, Rockwell, 1951-52
3437Kent, Rockwell, 1953
3438Kent, Rockwell, 1955
351Kern, Jerome
352Kernochan, Marshall
353Kerr, Russell
354Ketterer, Isolde J.
355Keuka Callege
356Kilenyi, Edward
357Kindler, Hans
358King Syndicate
359Kinkeldey, Otto
3510Kipnis, Alexander
3511Kirkpatrik, John
3512Kirkpatrick, Ralph
3513Kirstein, Lincoln
3514Klausner, Bertha
3515Klein, Max
3516Klemperer, Otto
3517Knopf, Alfred A., 1940-42
3518Knopf, Alfred A., 1943-44
3519Knopf, Alfred A., 1945-47
3520Kobylanska, Krystyna
3521Koch, Mr. and Mrs. (Dora)
3522Kolodin, Irving and Irma
3523Korn, Mrs. William See: Committee of 1,000
3524Kortschak, Hugo
3525Kosciuszko Foundation
3526Koussevitsky, Mme. Natalie
3527Koussevitsky, Mme. Olga
3528Kossevitsky, Serge, 1928-35
3529Kossevitsky, Serge, 1936
3530Kossevitsky, Serge, 1937-38
3531Kossevitsky, Serge, 1939
3532Kossevitsky, Serge, 1940-42
3533Kossevitsky, Serge, 1943-46
3534Kossevitsky, Serge, 1947
3535Kossevitsky, Serge, 1948
3536Kossevitsky, Serge, 1949-50
3537Kossevitsky, Music Foundation, Inc.
3538Kramer, Arthur L. (Texas), 1944-45
3539Kramer, Arthur L. (Texas), 1946-47
3540Kramer, Helmut
3541Kramer, Walter
3542Krasner, Louis
361Correspondence: Kreisler, Fritz
362Correspondence: Kreisler, Fritz Re
363Corr: Krenek, Ernst
364Corr: Kersz, Geza De
365Correspondence: Kroll, William
366Correspondence: Kreuger, Karl
367Correspondence: Kuntz, Daniel re Wagner
368Correspondence: Kurenko, Maria
369Correspondence: Kurtz, Efrem
3610Correspondence: Kurtz, Peter, 1946-1953
3611Correspondence: Kurtz, Peter, 1954-1955
3612Correspondence: Labelle, Jean (Montreal)
3613Correspondence: Labunski, Felix, R.
3614Correspondence: Labunski, Wiktor
3615Correspondence: Laguardia, Fiorella
3616Correspondence: Lakond, Wladimir
3617Correspondence: Lamont, Corliss
3618Correspondence: Lamont, Thomas
3619Correspondence: Landowska, Wanda
3620Correspondence: Lang, Paul Henry
3621Correspondence: Lange, Francisco Court
3622Correspondence: Langensiepen, John
3623Correspondence: Langstaff, Mrs. B. Meredith
3624Correspondence: Lanzo, Mario (re)
3625Correspondence: Lasker, Edwin
3626Correspondence: Lawrence, David
3627Correspondence: Lawrence, Robert
3628Correspondence: Lawson, Mr. & Mrs. John
3629Correspondence: Lawton, Dorothy
3630Correspondence: Lawyers Defense Committee
3631-32Correspondence: League of Composers
3633Correspondence: Lederman, Minna
3634Correspondence: Lee, Benno M. (Hunter College)
3635-36Correspondence: Leeds Music Corporation
3637Correspondence: Leginska, Ethel
3638Correspondence: Lehar, Franz
3639Correspondence: Lehmann, Kurt
3640Correspondence: Lehmann, Lotte
3641Correspondence: Leichtentritt, Hugo, 1940-42
3642Correspondence: Leichtentritt, Hugo, 1943-44
3643Correspondence: Leichtentritt, Hugo, 1945-46
3644Correspondence: Leichtentritt, Hugo, 1947
3645Correspondence: Leide- Tedesco, Manoah
3646Correspondence: Leigh, W. Colston
3647Correspondence: Leinsdorf, Erich
371Corr: Lemare, Mrs. Edwin Henry
372Corr: Lemon, Clement
373Corr: Lenrow, Elbert
374Corr: Lenya, Lotte See: Weill, Lotte Lenya
375Corr: Le Roy, Rene
376Corr: Lester, Edwin (Los Angeles)
377Corr: Lettvin, Theodore
378Corr: Levi, Julian
379Corr: Levin
3710Corr: Levine, Marks
3711Corr: Levinger, Dr. Henry
3712Corr: Levy, Leo
3713Corr: Levy, Mrs. Joseph
3714Corr: Lenwando, Ralph
3715Corr: Lewin, Frank
3716Corr: Lewisohn, Irene (The Neighborhood Playhouse)
3717Corr: Lewisohn, Samuel A. (American Prison Association)
3718Corr: Library of Congress Hill, Richard
3719Corr: Library of Congress Sonneck, Oscar- Letter to
3720Corr: Library of Congress Waters, Edward, D.
3721Corr: Life Magazine
3722Corr: Lilleback, Valdemar and Ann G.
3723Corr: Lipkin, Arthur A.
3724Corr: Lipkin, Seymour
3725Corr: Lippman, Walter
3726Corr: List, Eugene
3727Corr: Liszt, Franz Re
3728Corr: Litchfield, Electus
3729Corr: Little, Brown & Company
3730Corr: Little Orchestra Society
3731Corr: Littlefield, Walter
3732Corr: Ljunberg, Goeta
3733Corr: Lochner, Louis, P.
3735Corr: Loeb, Leon
3736Corr: Loeffler, Charles Martin
3737Corr: Loewenguth Quarter
3738Corr: London Records
3739Corr: Long, Carolyn
3740Corr: Long, Marguerite
3741Corr: Longy, Renee
3742Corr: Longy School of Music
3743Corr: Loomis, Clarence
3744Corr: Lotos Club
3745Corr: Louisiana State University Baton Rouge
3746Corr: Lovewell, S. H. (Re: Reiman Translation)
3747Corr: Lowenbach, Jan V. , 1914-1944
3747ACorr: Lowenbach, Jan V. , 1945-1948 & undated
3748Corr: Lowenbach, Mrs. Jan (Wilma), 1929-1938
3749Corr: Lowenbach, Mrs. Jan (Wilma), 1939-Aug43
3750Corr: Lowenbach, Mrs. Jan (Wilma), Sept 1943-1944
3751Corr: Lowenbach, 1945-1947
3752Corr: Lowenbach, 1948-1955 and undated
3753Corr: Lowinsky, Edward E.
3754Corr: Loyonnet, Paul
3755Corr: Lubin, Ernest
381Luboschutz, Pierre and Genia
382Lukas, Gabriel
383Lyman, John W.
384Lynch, Virgil
385Lyons, Eugene
386Lyons, James
387Maazel, Lorin (re)
388Mabey, J. Corwin, M.D.
389-10McArthur, Charles (Re: Kurt Weill)
3811McArthur, Edwin
3812McClure, Mrs. Emma (Dayton Daily News)
3813McCorkle, Donald
3814McDonald, Harl
3815MacDowell Colony (re)
3816-18MacDowell, Mrs. Edward
3819-20McFarland, Frances
3821McGlinchee, Miss Claire
3822-24McGraw-Hill Book Co
3825McIntosh, Mrs. D.C.
3826McLain, Margaret (Boston University)
3827McLanahan, Mrs. Alexander
3828McLeish, Archibald
3829McPhee, Collin
3830McWatters, Virginia
3831Madison, Charles (Henry Holt)
3832Magidoff, Robert
3833-34Mahler, Gustave
3835Maier, Guy
3836Mala, Jirka
3837Mali, Mrs. J.T. Johnson
3838Malkin, Beata
3839-41Malkin, Jacques
3842Malkin, Joseph
391-3Manhattan School of Music
394Manitoba, University of
395Mann, Frederic
396-8Manne and Ross (attorney)
399Mannes, Lepold
3910Mannes College of Music
3911Margulies, Irwin (attorney)
3912Marine Biological Laboratory (Woods Hole)
3913Marionette Productions (Otto Kuntz)
3914-15Marker, Leonard
3916Martin, John
3917Martin, Thomas and Ruth
3918-19Martinu, Bohuslav
3920Marvin, Mrs. Walter Sands
3921Marx, Burle
3922Mason, Daniel Gregory
3923Mason, Henry (Mason and Hamlet)
3924Mason, Redfern
3925Massachusetts Institute of Technology
3926Masselos, William, re
3927Matinee Musical Club
3928Mattingly, Harold (British Museum)
3929-30Matzenauer Mme. Margaret
3931Maxwell Phil (Chicago Tribune)
3932Mayer, Fritz (West Point)
3933Maynor, Dorothy (St. James Community House Fund)
3934Mednikoff, Nicolai (Westchester Conservatory)
3935Melander, Dr. Martin Sweden
3936Melquist, Jerome
3937Melton, James
3938Memphis, Symphony (Brunet Tuthill)
3939Mendelssohn, Felix, re
3940Mendes-France, Pierre
3941Mennin, Peter, Re
3942-43Menotti, Gian-Carlo, re
3944Menuhin, Moshe
3945Menuhin, Yehudi
3946Mercati, Countess
3947Mereblum Junio Orchestra (California Junior Symphony Assoc.)
3948Merington, Marguerite (Cosmopolitan Club)
3949Merriam, Allen (The Daily Times Herald)
3951Metropolitan Bell Symphony
3952-53Metropolitan Museum of Art
3954Metropolitan Music School
401Metropolitan Opera Auditions of the Air
402Metropolitan Opera Company - Rudolph Bing
403Metropolitan Opera Company - Gatti-Casazza, Guilio
404Metropolitan Opera Company - (Edward Johnson)
405-6Metropolitan Opera Company - George A. Sloan
407-9Metropolitan Opera Company - Edward Ziegler
4010Metropolitan Opera Guild - Mrs. August Belmont
4011Metropolitan Opera Guild - Mrs. Herbert Witherspoon
4012Metropolitan Opera Guild, re
4013-25Metropolitan Opera Quiz
4026-27Metropolitan Vocational High School of Performing Arts
4028Meyer, Mrs. Eugene (Agnes)
4029Meyer, Henry E.
4030Meyerowitz, Jean
4031Miami, University of
4032Michigan State College (East Lansing)
4033Michigan, University of (School of Music)
4034Middleton, George Department of Justice
4035Milanov, Zinka
4036Miller, Arthur
4037Minneapolis Symphony
411-4Minnesota, University of
415-7Minor, Robert
418Minister - Abeles, Rose re Music criticism
419Miquell, Mme. Longy, re
4110Mirovitch, Alfred
4111Mississippi, University of
4112Missouri, University of
4113Mitchell, John D. (Boston Globe)
4114Mitchell, Mrs. William (Illinois)
4115-16Mitropoulous, Dimitri
4117Mobert, Helene
4118Molloy, J. G. L.
4119Moncrieff, J. J. Winnipeg Tribute
4120Montemezzo, Italo
4121Monteux, Pierre
4122-31Montgomery, Stuart
421-3Montgomery, Stuart
424Moore, Douglas
425Moore, Grace
426Moravian Music Festival (Winston-Salem)
427Morel, Jean
428Morganthau, Mrs. Alma (Locust Valley Music Festival)
429Morini, Albert
4210Moroney, Stuart
4211-12Morris, Newbold
4213-14Morris, William
4215Morros, Boris
4216Motion Pictures (re: Flying Dutchman)
4217Motion Pictures (Italian Opera)
4218Moussorgsky, Modeste (re Boris Godudoff)
4219Moussorgsky, Modeste (re Khovanchina)
4220Mozart, Wolfgang RE
4221Munch, Charles
4222Murphy, Grace
4223-30Murray, Kenneth (Ring and Murray)
4231Museum of Modern Art (Fredrick Redefer)
4232Music and Art High School
4233Music Critics, Advice To:
4234Music Critics Circle
4235Music Critics Workshop
4236Music Educators National Conference
4237Music Library Association
431-2Music Research Foundation
433Music Teachers National Association
434-5Musical America
436Musical Courier
437Musical Quarterly (Sonneck, O.B.)
438Musical Therapy, re
439Musicians Emergency Fund
4310Nabakoff, Nicholas
4311Nagorka, Henry
4312Nantucket: Altman, Sydney
4313-15Nantucket: Anastos, C. George
4316Nantucket: Barrett, Chester
4317Nantucket: Brock, Albert, G., Co.
4318Nantucket: Carman, Kevie, Co.
4319-20Nantucket: Carson, Robert, R.
4321Nantucket: Civic talks by Oli Downes Re
4322Nantucket, Cochran, Dr. and Mrs.
4323Nantucket: Congdon and Coleman
4324-26Nantucket: Craig, Donald, and Mary
4327-29Nantucket: Davis, Edward L.
4330Nantucket: Davis, Mrs. Francis W.
4331Nantucket: Feldtmose, Emily
4332-34Nantucket: Gardiner, Raynor and Alice
4335Nantucket: Gardner, Dr. Will
441-3Nantucket: Girouard, Emma
444Nantucket: Hill, Frederick, (architect)
445Nantucket: Indio, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph
446Nantucket: Johnson, Mark (plumber)
447Nantucket: Killen, Sydney, (Caretaker)
448-13Nantucket: Leske, Robert, Wood, Gladys (real estate)
4414Nantucket: Lyon, Elias and Co Realtors
4415Nantucket: Mitchell, Mr. and Mrs. Leeds
4416-17Nantucket: Nurseries and Gardening
4418Nantucket: Pitkin, Albert J. (real estate)
4419Nantucket: Acquisition Deed
4420Nantucket: Property- House- General Information
4421Nantucket: Property- House- Work on
4422Nantucket: Property, Maps and Plans
451-2Nantucket: Property- Misc. Correspondence
453Nantucket: Property- Rental Advertisements and Legal Forms
454Nantucket: Property- Sale of Direct Corresp.
455Nantucket: Reese, Hoyt, and Washburn (Attorneys)
456Nantucket: Rich, Mr. and Mrs. Raymond
457Nantucket: Rockmore, Robert
458-13Nantucket: Rose, Hugh
4514Nantucket: Roy, Edward and Stanley
4515Nantucket: Sanderson, Grace
4516Nantucket: Singleton, Carlton M.
4517Nantucket: Taveres, Peter (handyman)
4518Nantucket: Utilities
4519-22Nantucket: Wood, Gladys (real Estate)
461Narodny, Ivan
462National Association for American Composers and Conductors
463National Association of Performing Arts
464National Association of Schools of Music
465National Association of Teachers Singing
466-12National Broadcasting Co
4613Nat'l Committee For Peaceful Alternatives
4614Nat'l Concert and Artist Corporation
4615Nat'l Conservatory of Music
4616-26Nat'l Council of the Arts, Sciences, and Professions
4627Nat'l Council of Christians and Jews
4628-29Nat'l Federation of Music Clubs
4630Nat'l Guild of Community Music Schools
4631Nat'l League of American Citizenship
4632Nat'l Music Council
4633Nat'l Music League
471-13Naumberg, Walter
4714Nevin, Arthur
4715New England Conservatory of Music
4716New England Singers (Kelly)
4717New Friends of Music
4718Newman, Ernest
4719Newman, William S. (University of N.C.)
4720New Masses
4721New Orleans Experimental Opera
4722-24New Orleans Philharmonic Symphony Society
4725New School Associated
4726New School of Social Research
4727Newspaper Guild
4728Newton, Elbert
4729New York City Arts Bill
4730New York City Center Controversy, February 1955
4731New York City Center of Music and Drama
4732New York City Music Committees
4733New York College of Music
4734New York Federation of Music Clubs
4735New York Public Library
4736New York Singing Teachers' Association
4737New York: State University Teachers College, Potsdam, NY
481-14New York Times
4815-18New York Times- Music Department
4819-20New York Times- WQRX
4821New York Times- Miscellaneous
4822New York University- Re Professor Bradley
4823The New Yorker, re Olin Downes
4824Nisonen, Professor Martin, Letter to
4825Nixon, Russ
4826Noble, Eugene A.
4827North Carolina Symphony Society
4828Northwestern University
4830Novick, M.S.
4831Novotna, Jarmila
491-2Oberlander Trust
493Oberlin College
494Occidental College (Los Angeles)
495Oenslanger, Donald
496Offenbach, Jacques
497Ohio University
498Oklahoma Press, University of
499Oklahoma City Symphony Orchestra
4910Olnick, Harvey
4911O'Neill, Eugene
4912Opera Guild of Miami
4913Oppenheim, David
4914Ordynski, Richard (Poland)
4915Orff, Carl re
4916Orloski, Joseph C.
4917-19Ormandy, Eugene (The Philadelphia Orchestra)
4919aOtis, Philo A.
4920Overseas Pres Club of America
4921Oxenburg, Allen E.
4922-23Oxford University Press
4924Pacific Coast Festival
4925-27Paderewski, Ignace Jan
4928-30Paloheimo, Arvi (Finland)
4931Paloheimo, Eva
4932Panama Competitions
4933Pan-Aamerican Union
4934Paranov, Moshe
4935Paray, Paul
4936Parker, Dorothy
4937Parkhurst, Ellen
4938Parmenter, Ross
4939Parrish, Mrs. Maxfield
4940Parsons, Geoffrey (Herald-Tribune)
4941Patterson, Louis M. re Mahler controversy, 1950
4942Patti, Mme. Adelina, re
4943Patton, Randolph (Winnipeg Tribune)
4944Pauly, Rose
4945Peabody, Herbert
4946Peabody Conservatory
4947Pease, James
4948Peerce, Jan
4949Peninsula Arts Assn.
4950Pennario, Leonard
501Penrose, Mrs. Spencer (Colorado Springs), 1944-52
502Penrose, Mrs. Spencer (Colorado Springs), 1953
503Penrose, Mrs. Spencer (Colorado Springs), 1954
504Penrose, Mrs. Spencer (Colorado Springs), 1955
505Pennsylvania, University of (Harl McDonald)
506Perera, Mrs. Lionello
507Pessl, Yella
508Peterkin, Julia
509Peterson, Houston (Cooper Union)
5010Petri, Egon
5011Petri Edoardo, 1946-50
5012Petri Edoardo, 1951-55
5013Pettis, Ashley (Composers Forum)
5014Peyser, Ethel
5015Peyser, Herbert F.
5016Pfohl, James Christian (Brevard)
5017Phalen, Dale, 1939-46
5018Phalen, Dale, 1948
5019Phalen, Dale (Samuel Fels Fund) (Fellowship : House Corp) Phila., 1949-55