SEPTEM BER 1962
ONE SHILLING AND SIXPENC'E
2ND SYMPHONY FIRSTRECORDING
DeaT Dr. Szell,
This morning I received the record of your recording of my 2nd Symphony, and have already played i t several t imes .
Words fail me! I t is a quite fantastic and stupendous performance from every point of view. Firstly i t is absolut3ly rightm usicallyspeaking, and the virtuosi tyofthe performance is quite staggering , especially the Fugato; but everything is phrased and balanced in an unbelievable way, for which I must congratulate you and your magnificent orchestra . . .
Yours very sincerely,
with PARTITA FOR ORCHESTRA commissioned by the G/ere/and Orchestra