SARGENT, Sir Malcolm (1895-1967). Orchestral conductorEmail about this entry
Interesting Typewritten Letter Signed to Professor Walter Dilling with autograph note at the foot, 2 pages 4to, 9 Albert Hall Mansions, 23 March 1949, with Dilling's reply. Discussing the resignation of [Hugo] Rignold, Sargent's successor as conductor at the Liverpool Philharmonic, and regretting that his own suggested policy for the future of the orchestra had not been reported.
'... For weeks I have had to do my best to placate orchestral representatives who have spoken to me of their troubles, but had no word ever said to me from the management with regard to a situation which concerned me deeply, and in which I might have been able to help. It is strange, but although no one word has been said to me, Sir Adrian Boult has been asked to give his advice ... .'
Dilling's reply is attached to the letter, which has filing holes to the left hand margin.
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