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#740 - George Gershwin

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Negotiating terms for ‘An American in Paris,’ Gershwin also promises to “try to locate the extra symphonic parts you ask for in connection with the ‘Rhapsody in Blue’”

ALS, one page, 7.5 x 9, personal letterhead, May 26, 1930. Letter to Leslie Rogers of the Boston Symphony Orchestra. In full: “I will try to locate the extra symphonic parts you ask for in connection with the ‘Rhapsody in Blue.’ and I will send them out to you. As they are the only ones I have please send them back to me after you have finished using them. I believe Harms is arranging with Mr. Fiedler for a suitable fee for ‘An American in Paris.” A tear to the upper left corner and toned tape remnants to top and bottom edges, otherwise fine condition. Arthur Fiedler was appointed as conductor of the Boston Pops Orchestra in 1930 and introduced some of Gershwin’s works to their concert repertoire. He also conducted the Pops in some of the best-selling early recordings ‘Rhapsody in Blue’ and ‘An American in Paris.’ Superb musical content from Gershwin concerning two of his most famous and important pieces. Pre-certified PSA/DNA.

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