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conducted by Oliver Daniel, Interview Feb. 17, 1977

Author: Arthur Aaron; Oliver Daniel
Edition/Format:   Archival material : English
Publication:Oliver Daniel Research Collection on Leopold Stokowski. Folder 465; Box 52, CD 053.
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Arthur Aaron discusses the founding of the American Symphony Orchestra, personnel management, union rules, Stokowski's rehearsals, his auditions and audition book, and motivating the orchestra. He also discusses Stokowski's social concerns, hiring women and minority performers, performing concerts in hospitals, his opposition to the Vietnam War, and impromptu memorials that he organized immediately following the
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Genre/Form: Interviews
Oral histories
Sound recordings
Transcripts
Named Person: Frederic Balazs; Pablo Casals; Elayne Jones; Beverly Sills
Document Type: Archival Material
All Authors / Contributors: Arthur Aaron; Oliver Daniel
OCLC Number: 155861225
Notes: Original copy: cassette tape 42; preservation copy: one 10 1/2 in. reel to reel tape 53; service copy: one compact disk CD 053. Preservation and service copies recorded November 2000.
Original transcript number: 95.
Event notes: Recorded on Feb. 17, 1977 in New York, N.Y. at the American Symphony Orchestra office.
Description: 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 16 leaves.

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Arthur Aaron discusses the founding of the American Symphony Orchestra, personnel management, union rules, Stokowski's rehearsals, his auditions and audition book, and motivating the orchestra. He also discusses Stokowski's social concerns, hiring women and minority performers, performing concerts in hospitals, his opposition to the Vietnam War, and impromptu memorials that he organized immediately following the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr. and the shooting of students at Kent State University.

Aaron also discusses a fundraising concert to honor Pablo Casals; an anecdote which Beverly Sills told about Casals and Stokowski; recordings of the American Symphony Orchestra; and mentions Elayne Jones, Frederic Balazs, and Skip Muller.

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