Interview conducted by Oliver Daniel, Dec. 28, 1976 [sound recording].


Benko, Greg,. Interview conducted by Oliver Daniel, Dec. 28, 1976 [sound recording].

Interview conducted by Oliver Daniel, Dec. 28, 1976 [sound recording].

Benko describes how Stokowski and Hofmann guided the Boks in establishing and supporting the Curtis Institute and how Samuel Barber and Gian Carlo Menotti supplanted Stokowski and Josef Hofmann and "the old crowd." He speculates on the possibility of Stokowski's bisexuality.

Tape 1 sound cassette : analog.Tape 1 sound tape reel : analog, 7 1/2 ips, 2 tracks, NAB standard ; 10 1/2 in., 1/4 in. tape.Sound disc digital : 4 3/4 in.Transcript 8 leaves.

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Editor-in-chief of Ladies' Home Journal. From the description of Correspondence with Franklin Baldwin Wiley, 1903-1929. (University of Pennsylvania Library). WorldCat record id: 755907085 Bok was an American author. From the description of Letters, 1893-1896. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 81012747 Epithet: American writer British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000001296.0x0003b1 ...

Benko, Gregor (person)

Daniel, Oliver (person)

Radio producer, music publishing executive, and writer, who died in 1991. Member of the Board of Directors of the American Symphony Orchestra; co-founder of the Contemporary Music Society. From the description of Research collection on Leopold Stokowski, 1945-1995. (University of Pennsylvania Library). WorldCat record id: 155862197 Oliver Daniel was vice-president of Broadcast Music Incorporated. he was also the author of an important book on Leopold Stokowski. F...

Barber, Samuel, 1910-1981 (person)

American composer. From the description of [Sonata, piano. Draft] : autograph manuscript, 1948. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270561604 From the description of Autograph letter signed, dated : [n.p.], to Mr. [Seymour] Peck, 1966 Aug. 24. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270671896 From the description of Typewritten letter signed, with two autograph postscripts, dated : Mount Kisco, N.Y., 27 April 1957, to Niccolò€ [i.e. Nikolay Malko], 1957 Apr. 27. (Unknown). WorldC...

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Menotti, Gian Carlo, 1911-2007 (person)

Composer. From the description of Papers, 1982-1989. (Ohio State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 21072004 Orlando Cole, American, cellist of the Curtis String Quartet, and educator (cello faculty, The Curtis Institute of Music, Philadelphia, Pa.), was a classmate of Menotti's and Barber's at the Curtis Institute. From the description of [Letter, 1936, summer, St. Wolfgang, Austria, to] Landy [Orlando Cole, Rockport, Me.] / Gian-Carlo ; Sam [Samuel Barb...

Zimbalist, Mary Louise Curtis Bok, 1876-1970 (person)

Mary Louise Curtis Bok was a music patron, philanthropist, founder of the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia. Wife of Edward Bok (d. 1930); married violinist Efrem Zimbalist in 1943. From the description of Letter, 1950 February 11, New Hartford, Conn. [to] John Bitter, Florence, Italy / Mary Zimbalist. (Curtis Institute of Music). WorldCat record id: 37323801 Mary Louise Curtis was born 6 Aug. 1876 in Boston, Mass. She was the daughter of the wealthy Cyrus Hermann Ko...