Despite Greatest Global Economic Crisis In 60 Years, Three American Classical Music Advocates Plot Henry Eichheim And American Classical Music Revival
"Garth, if you're interested I can send you two mp3s of extant Henry Eichheim, both conducted by Stokowski and the Philadelphia orchestra. A big piece and a little piece: Bali, and the Japanese Nocturne from the suite Oriental Impressions.
Eichheim has been on my list for a good while. Dolores Hsu [at the University of California, Santa Barbara] has offered to lend Eichheim's instruments from the collection if I were to make a recording. Where's that lottery ticket!"
"John, I see that see while the University of California, Santa Barbara, has the Eichheim papers, musical instrument collection, and travel photographs; the Newberry Library, in Chicago, has his music manuscripts.
Is this where you consulted them?
I'll help you put together the list of American foundations to approach about this project. While private American foundations increasingly disdain American creative artists, they have been increasingly kind lately to American conductors and music critics."
Photo credits: (c) Portrait of Henry Eichheim by Alfredo Ramos Martinez (1871-1946) via the Henry Eichheim Collection at the University of California at Santa Barbara. (c) Portrait of Grammy Award winning American classical conductor John McLaughlin Williams via the Eliesha Nelson website. (c) Portrait of Professor and Henry Eichheim Musical Instrument Collection Curator Dolores Hsu via the University of California at Santa Barbara web-site. With thanks.