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WOOD Sir Henry - Typed Letter Signed 1929 sending thanks for a book on Toscanini

  • £160.00

Sir Henry Joseph WOOD (1869-1944)

Typed Letter Signed ("Henry J. Wood") to "Dear Mr. Page" thanking him for a book on Toscanini.

1 page 4to, Chorley Wood, 1 October 1929.

"Many thanks for kindly sending me round the book on Toscanini; I expect the account of his rehearsals will make one's mouth water.

We were pleased to see you on Sunday and hope you will look us up again. . ."

Sir Henry Wood may well have been an admirer of his contemporary Toscanini, but Wood himself was also greatly admired as a conductor by the musicians who worked with him.  Working to a punishingly tight schedule when conducting the Proms, he succeeded in enriching Britain's musical life immensely.

The letter is slightly crumpled, particularly at the left and right edges, but otherwise in very good condition.


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