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Papers of Zirato, Bruno and Judson, Arthur 1922-1942, May 24, 1922 - Jul 25, 1951

LS:Clarence Mackay, introducing Arthur Judson (AJ); Duties of Arthur Judson as new Manager of the Philharmonic in 1922; Budget and expenses, including fees for guest soloists, season 1928-29; LS-Arturo Toscanini, re hiring an Assistant Conductor to relieve him of duties at rehearsals and to be available in case of emergencies, recommending Hans Lange; LS-Hans Lange, re services as Assistant Conductor; Memorandum from Bruno Zirato to Arthur Judson regarding Departure of Arturo Toscanini; Campaign Fund Finances 1934; Unsigned letter from Arthur Judson to Clarence Mackay re finances and operation of the orchestra, July 1934; List of musicians who should be retired and pensioned, May 1935; Letter from Bruno Zirato to Arthur Judson re proposals for 1936-37, the first season following the departure of Arturo Toscanini; ALS-Roy Harris, re performances of his new pieces; Recollections by Bruno Zirato (BZ) in February 1937 of conversations with Arturo Toscanini about his decision to retire as Musical Director of the Philharmonic at the end of the 1935-36 season due to exhaustion, the possibility of his undertaking a tour with the Philharmonic sponsored by RCA Victor at a later date, and Zirato's dismay at Toscanini's decision so soon afterward to come back to conduct the NBC Symphony, and finally Toscanini's negative reaction to the appointment of John Barbirolli as the new Musical Director of the Philharmonic so soon after Maestro's departure and without his being informed in advance as a courtesy; LS-Olga Samaroff Stokowski; Letter from AJ to BZ in August 1938 regarding perceived conflicts of interests between managing the Philharmonic and serving as chief of Columbia Concerts Corporation; ALS-Arthur Judson to BZ, several letters from summer home in Canada re operations of the Philharmonic, and responses of BZ to AJ; Proposal to invite Dmitri Shostakovich to conduct his works with the Philharmonic during 1942-43 season; Copy of letter from Bruno Walter in December 1942 turning down offer as Musical Director of the Philharmonic; Letter from AJ to William Grant Still, expressing his enjoyment of Still's "Poem for Orchestra," dedicated to AJ
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  • Leon Levy Foundation
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Papers of Zirato, Bruno and Judson, Arthur 1922-1942, 24 May 1922 - 25 Jul 1951, Folder 005-02-24, Executive Records, New York Philharmonic Leon Levy Digital Archives.

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