Letters from Tibor Serly to Henry Pleasants, 1931-1951.

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Letters from Tibor Serly to Henry Pleasants, 1931-1951.

Handwritten and typed letters by Tibor Serly to his close friend Henry Pleasants. The letters mostly deal with personal and music matters such as Serly's career as a composer, music teacher, conductor, writer of musical articles, and violinist. Serly describes his collaborations and professional involvement with such notable figures as Ezra Pound, William Carlos Williams, Louis Zukofsky, Bela Bartok, Zoltan Kodaly, Pietro Mascagni, Arturo Toscanini, Leopold Stokowski, Samuel Barber, Igor Stravinsky, Pierre Monteux, and Marian Anderson. Serly covers the role of the Works Progress Administration in American music life. He also discusses the rise of Nazism in Europe and its effect on the musical life there.

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