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Letter from Leonard Bernstein to Helen Coates, December 12, 1933

Letter from Leonard Bernstein to Helen Coates, December 12, 1933

excerpt: "Added to your pride in me: I am almost positive that I am to do my concerto with Sevitzky's Young musicians' orchestra. From: Correspondence Series

Letter from Leonard Bernstein to Helen Coates, December 29, 1933

Letter from Leonard Bernstein to Helen Coates, December 29, 1933

excerpt: "I have created quite a stir with the piano, and am even giving musicales." From: Correspondence Series

Letter from Leonard Bernstein to Helen Coates, July 21, 1934

Letter from Leonard Bernstein to Helen Coates, July 21, 1934

excerpt: "Would you please advise me by immediate mail whether to play modern, alternate or classical program." From: Correspondence Series

Letter from Leonard Bernstein to Helen Coates, July 2, 1934

Letter from Leonard Bernstein to Helen Coates, July 2, 1934

excerpt: "I am having a wonderful time here in Atlantic City." From: Correspondence Series

Letter from Leonard Bernstein to Helen Coates, October 11, 1937

Letter from Leonard Bernstein to Helen Coates, October 11, 1937

excerpt: "I cannot tell you often enough how great a debt I owe to you for the fine foundation and musical (and extra-musical) inspiration you gave me..." From: Correspondence Series

Letter from Leonard Bernstein to Helen Coates, August 1937

Letter from Leonard Bernstein to Helen Coates, August 1937

excerpt: "I'm having a splendid time here at camp..." From: Correspondence Series

Letter from Leonard Bernstein to Helen Coates, July 1, 1940

Letter from Leonard Bernstein to Helen Coates, July 1, 1940

excerpt: "Copland tells me that Kouss. is expecting one of his students to conduct Randall Thompson's Symphony no.2 the very first week, and that he has mentioned my name as the first possibility." From: Corres... more

Letter from Leonard Bernstein to Helen Coates, October 20, 1942

Letter from Leonard Bernstein to Helen Coates, October 20, 1942

excerpt: "...in a rushed moment. Will write very soon" From: Correspondence Series

Letter from Leonard Bernstein to Helen Coates, January 10, 1941

Letter from Leonard Bernstein to Helen Coates, January 10, 1941

excerpt: "Last Saturday I lost one of my best friends -- Alfred Eisner." From: Correspondence Series

Letter from Leonard Bernstein to Helen Coates, March 6, 1943

Letter from Leonard Bernstein to Helen Coates, March 6, 1943

excerpt: "I did omit to get the Post (which criticized my wit, favorably, but made no mention of the performance)." From: Correspondence Series

Letter from Leonard Bernstein to Helen Coates, September 13, 1943

Letter from Leonard Bernstein to Helen Coates, September 13, 1943

excerpt: "This publicity business is really getting fantastic. Every N.Y. paper had it on Thurs.,...I've just taken a fine apartment in Carnegie Hall." From: Correspondence Series

Letter from Leonard Bernstein to Helen Coates, March 21, 1943

Letter from Leonard Bernstein to Helen Coates, March 21, 1943

excerpt: "Here's more: I'm really getting to like this idea--" From: Correspondence Series

Letter from Leonard Bernstein to Helen Coates, February 23, 1943

Letter from Leonard Bernstein to Helen Coates, February 23, 1943

excerpt: "For the record" [with Town Hall program] From: Correspondence Series

Letter from Leonard Bernstein to Helen Coates, August 4, 1944

Letter from Leonard Bernstein to Helen Coates, August 4, 1944

excerpt: "There's a Steinway here, and nobody's home all day, so I've been working on the show." From: Correspondence Series

Letter from Leonard Bernstein to Helen Coates, August 4, 1944

Letter from Leonard Bernstein to Helen Coates, August 4, 1944

excerpt: "The performance [of `Fancy Free'] was awful -- no rehearsal time to speak of -- but everyone liked it." From: Correspondence Series

Letter from Leonard Bernstein to Helen Coates, 1944

Letter from Leonard Bernstein to Helen Coates, 1944

excerpt: "We are leaving for Chicago July 1,..." From: Correspondence Series

Letter from Leonard Bernstein to Helen Coates, August 18, 1944

Letter from Leonard Bernstein to Helen Coates, August 18, 1944

excerpt: "I think we should call a halt on the AYO affair, by saying that my dates have been filled. Don't give Schatz the reasons you gave me -- just say I'm busy." From: Correspondence Series

Letter from Leonard Bernstein to Helen Coates, September 3, 1944

Letter from Leonard Bernstein to Helen Coates, September 3, 1944

excerpt: "...hold option on apartment until I get back..." From: Correspondence Series

Letter from Leonard Bernstein to Helen Coates, August 24, 1944

Letter from Leonard Bernstein to Helen Coates, August 24, 1944

excerpt: "Everything fine and tired and gay" From: Correspondence Series

Letter from Leonard Bernstein to Helen Coates, August 9, 1944

Letter from Leonard Bernstein to Helen Coates, August 9, 1944

excerpt: "...I have a concert in the [Hollywood] Bowl Aug. 26? Rodzinsky cancelled a date (God again); and Oscar Levant is soloist." From: Correspondence Series

Letter from Leonard Bernstein to Helen Coates, August 1, 1944

Letter from Leonard Bernstein to Helen Coates, August 1, 1944

excerpt: "Arrived safely staying with friends..." From: Correspondence Series

Letter from Leonard Bernstein to Helen Coates, October 31, 1945

Letter from Leonard Bernstein to Helen Coates, October 31, 1945

excerpt: "I can't speak a word, but I'm happy" From: Correspondence Series

Helen Coates to Leonard Bernstein, December 6, 1945

Helen Coates to Leonard Bernstein, December 6, 1945

excerpt: "You're all set for Cincinnati on Jan. 26 and 27 I hope the rehearsals are going wonderfully "

Helen Coates to Irving Fine, January 12, 1945
Letter from Leonard Bernstein to Helen Coates, December 8, 1945

Letter from Leonard Bernstein to Helen Coates, December 8, 1945

excerpt: "Ok for AYD dinner but only for presentation..." From: Correspondence Series

Helen Coates to Leonard Bernstein, December 3, 1945

Helen Coates to Leonard Bernstein, December 3, 1945

excerpt: "You will have had at least one letter from Seymour he promised to write you often I've tried to get Aaron today, but no luck."

Irving Fine to Helen Coates, January 15, 1945

Irving Fine to Helen Coates, January 15, 1945

excerpt: "I shall be very grateful to you for the music which you have promised to send...I am afraid that would seem rather ridiculous to do an article on Lennie on the basis of three relatively slight, though... more

Letter from Leonard Bernstein to Helen Coates, November 26, 1945

Letter from Leonard Bernstein to Helen Coates, November 26, 1945

excerpt: "Dont let Freida forget she is working for Heinsdorf too." From: Correspondence Series

Letter from Leonard Bernstein to Helen Coates, January 31, 1945

Letter from Leonard Bernstein to Helen Coates, January 31, 1945

excerpt: "...the orchestra is fine, works very responsively." From: Correspondence Series

Letter from Leonard Bernstein to Helen Coates, June 22, 1945

Letter from Leonard Bernstein to Helen Coates, June 22, 1945

excerpt: "Please wire collect biographical story and dope on Fancy Free to...San Francisco...for program notes" From: Correspondence Series

Letter from Leonard Bernstein to Helen Coates, February 28, 1945

Letter from Leonard Bernstein to Helen Coates, February 28, 1945

excerpt: "Could you reserve two tickets for Artur Rubenstein (for `On the Town', Natch)..." From: Correspondence Series

Helen Coates to Irving Fine, January 19, 1945
Letter from Leonard Bernstein to Helen Coates, June 24, 1945

Letter from Leonard Bernstein to Helen Coates, June 24, 1945

excerpt: "How's the apartment? I can't wait." From: Correspondence Series

Letter from Leonard Bernstein to Helen Coates, May 3, 1945

Letter from Leonard Bernstein to Helen Coates, May 3, 1945

excerpt: "Leaving Fleischer decision in your hands am inclined not to favor..." From: Correspondence Series

Letter from Leonard Bernstein to Helen Coates, February 10, 1945

Letter from Leonard Bernstein to Helen Coates, February 10, 1945

excerpt: "Doesn't this beat them all?" From: Correspondence Series

Helen Coates to Leonard Bernstein, February 26, 1945

Helen Coates to Leonard Bernstein, February 26, 1945

excerpt: " I'm FURIOUS, too I wrote them very definitely that you would arrive on Sunday morning I was assuming your room would await you "

Helen Coates to Leonard Bernstein, December 4, 1945

Helen Coates to Leonard Bernstein, December 4, 1945

excerpt: "I called Dick Gilbert and found that the records he has heard are ones made from the original takes NOT the TEST pressings can't begin to tell you how your orchestra and audience misses you "

Letter from Leonard Bernstein to Helen Coates, May 18, 1946

Letter from Leonard Bernstein to Helen Coates, May 18, 1946

excerpt: "Arriving TWA 1230 tuesday afternoon Prague marvelous success" From: Correspondence Series

Letter from Leonard Bernstein to Helen Coates, November 30, 1946

Letter from Leonard Bernstein to Helen Coates, November 30, 1946

excerpt: "Arrived safely magnificent weather and luxury..." From: Correspondence Series

Letter from Leonard Bernstein to Helen Coates, May 20, 1946

Letter from Leonard Bernstein to Helen Coates, May 20, 1946

excerpt: "Flight delayed home wednesday inform NBC damn" From: Correspondence Series

Letter from Leonard Bernstein to Helen Coates, May 7, 1946

Letter from Leonard Bernstein to Helen Coates, May 7, 1946

excerpt: "Off to Prague everything beautiful despite bad cold" From: Correspondence Series

Letter from Leonard Bernstein to Helen Coates, April 4, 1946

Letter from Leonard Bernstein to Helen Coates, April 4, 1946

excerpt: "Four programs as follows first Portsmouth Point Appalachian Spring Shostakovich fifth second program Haydn 102 and Faust third program..." From: Correspondence Series

Helen Coates to Leonard Bernstein, January 13, 1946

Helen Coates to Leonard Bernstein, January 13, 1946

excerpt: " I have taken care of all the requests you mentioned I don't think any hitch can happen in connection with Shirley's trip with you she can get a French visa without difficulty this year "

Helen Coates to Verna Fine, March 3, 1947
Letter from Leonard Bernstein to Helen Coates, 1947

Letter from Leonard Bernstein to Helen Coates, 1947

excerpt: "Greatest success of my life..." From: Correspondence Series

Letter from Leonard Bernstein to Helen Coates, June 18, 1947

Letter from Leonard Bernstein to Helen Coates, June 18, 1947

excerpt: "Greatest success yet..." From: Correspondence Series

Letter from Leonard Bernstein to Helen Coates, January 9, 1947

Letter from Leonard Bernstein to Helen Coates, January 9, 1947

excerpt: "Be sure that Rochester receives the same parts of Shostakovich that I used in September with indications for reduced brass..." From: Correspondence Series

Letter from Leonard Bernstein to Helen Coates, January 4, 1947

Letter from Leonard Bernstein to Helen Coates, January 4, 1947

excerpt: "The orchestra was hard to pull out of their slough, but I think we will have a good concert -- if I can play well...have Werner as concertmaster on FacFac [Facsimile]. Also Dave on clarinet, and espe... more

Letter from Leonard Bernstein to Helen Coates, June 12, 1947

Letter from Leonard Bernstein to Helen Coates, June 12, 1947

excerpt: "Paris Brussels wonderful successes...replacing Milstein tonight with Ravel..." From: Correspondence Series

Letter from Leonard Bernstein to Helen Coates, January 1948

Letter from Leonard Bernstein to Helen Coates, January 1948

excerpt: "You did awfully well on the Signet-Zionist row." From: Correspondence Series

Letter from Leonard Bernstein to Helen Coates, August 31, 1948

Letter from Leonard Bernstein to Helen Coates, August 31, 1948

excerpt: "Call me..." From: Correspondence Series

Letter from Leonard Bernstein to Helen Coates, April 24, 1948

Letter from Leonard Bernstein to Helen Coates, April 24, 1948

excerpt: "...call Haftel with highest recommendation for Fromme first trombone" From: Correspondence Series

Letter from Leonard Bernstein to Helen Coates, August 19, 1948

Letter from Leonard Bernstein to Helen Coates, August 19, 1948

excerpt: "All well registration included..." From: Correspondence Series

Letter from Leonard Bernstein to Helen Coates, August 21, 1948

Letter from Leonard Bernstein to Helen Coates, August 21, 1948

excerpt: "arrived safe and happy four blow outs but never felt better" From: Correspondence Series

Letter from Leonard Bernstein to Helen Coates, January 6, 1948

Letter from Leonard Bernstein to Helen Coates, January 6, 1948

excerpt: "Have canceled Mexico...decision on Europe will wait..." From: Correspondence Series

Letter from Leonard Bernstein to Helen Coates, August 29, 1948

Letter from Leonard Bernstein to Helen Coates, August 29, 1948

excerpt: "...inquire Palphiloric [sic] about Mahler we much [sic] bring material..." From: Correspondence Series

Joseph Block to Helen Coates, May 17, 1949

Joseph Block to Helen Coates, May 17, 1949

excerpt: " I will be happy to come to play for Mr. Bernstein on Thursday, 26 May, at 5:00pm."

Letter from Leonard Bernstein to Helen Coates, August 1949

Letter from Leonard Bernstein to Helen Coates, August 1949

excerpt: "Love and best wishes for many more happy birthdays..." From: Correspondence Series

Letter from Helen Coates to Sam & Jennie Bernstein, July 27, 1950

Letter from Helen Coates to Sam & Jennie Bernstein, July 27, 1950

excerpt: "I am having about three weeks in this wonderful city..." From: Correspondence Series

Letter from Leonard Bernstein to Helen Coates, July 3, 1950

Letter from Leonard Bernstein to Helen Coates, July 3, 1950

excerpt: "Four blankets at night thank God love to Ymosi [sic]..." From: Correspondence Series

Letter from Leonard Bernstein to Helen Coates, January 17, 1951

Letter from Leonard Bernstein to Helen Coates, January 17, 1951

excerpt: "The orchestra is marvelous: the lecture went beautifully" From: Correspondence Series

Letter from Leonard Bernstein to Helen Coates, June 25, 1951

Letter from Leonard Bernstein to Helen Coates, June 25, 1951

excerpt: "Have just gotten installed." From: Correspondence Series

Letter from Leonard Bernstein to Helen Coates, January 27, 1951

Letter from Leonard Bernstein to Helen Coates, January 27, 1951

excerpt: "Letter received thanks and love" From: Correspondence Series

Letter from Leonard Bernstein to Helen Coates, January 23, 1951

Letter from Leonard Bernstein to Helen Coates, January 23, 1951

excerpt: "Suddenly remembered I haven't given you the tomespun yet." From: Correspondence Series

Letter from Helen Coates to Leonard & Felicia Bernstein, November 27, 1951

Letter from Helen Coates to Leonard & Felicia Bernstein, November 27, ...

excerpt: "I wrote you that Weisgal wanted my help in getting some music for the Weizman dinner on Nov. 29th..." From: Correspondence Series

Letter from Helen Coates to Leonard & Felicia Bernstein, October 26, 1951

Letter from Helen Coates to Leonard & Felicia Bernstein, October 26, 1...

excerpt: "Have you corrected [the proofs of your new song] yet? When you do, send them to me and I will get them to Schirmer's..." From: Correspondence Series

Letter from Leonard Bernstein to Helen Coates, November 14, 1951

Letter from Leonard Bernstein to Helen Coates, November 14, 1951

excerpt: "I guess we had better say no to the Latin American tour...I know nothing about working with Lillian H., but I would of course love to." From: Correspondence Series

Letter from Leonard Bernstein to Helen Coates, February 5, 1952

Letter from Leonard Bernstein to Helen Coates, February 5, 1952

excerpt: "Will you call Ralph Berkowitz and/or Tod at Symphony Hall and tell them that I have Ralph's letter and that I fervently hope that nothing will be definitely decided until I get to Boston and can discu... more

Letter from Leonard Bernstein to Helen Coates, May 22, 1952

Letter from Leonard Bernstein to Helen Coates, May 22, 1952

excerpt: "Enclosed check from Chuck for 2 tickets for Festival." From: Correspondence Series

Letter from Helen Coates to Leonard Bernstein, October 2, 1953

Letter from Helen Coates to Leonard Bernstein, October 2, 1953

excerpt: "...I received a call from Mr. Florman about a recording that Johnny Mehegan has made of your music...[Abe F.] had gone over the MCA contract once and was very disturbed about the broad coverage it con... more

Letter from Felicia Bernstein to Helen Coates, August 30, 1954

Letter from Felicia Bernstein to Helen Coates, August 30, 1954

excerpt: "It's such a comfort to know you're there and in charge--" From: Correspondence Series

Letter from Leonard Bernstein to Helen Coates, July 14, 1954

Letter from Leonard Bernstein to Helen Coates, July 14, 1954

excerpt: "Each year I grow more grateful and appreciative of your great devotion." From: Correspondence Series

Letter from Leonard Bernstein to Helen Coates, May 19, 1955

Letter from Leonard Bernstein to Helen Coates, May 19, 1955

excerpt: "Love from wonderful Siena--" From: Correspondence Series

Letter from Helen Coates to Leonard Bernstein, February 11, 1955

Letter from Helen Coates to Leonard Bernstein, February 11, 1955

excerpt: "I do hope the rumors [Ving Hershon] hears are true and that you will get an Academy Award." From: Correspondence Series

Letter from Leonard Bernstein to Helen Coates, May 10, 1955

Letter from Leonard Bernstein to Helen Coates, May 10, 1955

excerpt: "Accept two weeks Washington but must have tow [sic] thousand per week" From: Correspondence Series

Letter from Leonard & Felicia Bernstein to Helen Coates, 1957

Letter from Leonard & Felicia Bernstein to Helen Coates, 1957

excerpt: "Happy and well magnificent weather charming hotel" From: Correspondence Series

Letter from Leonard Bernstein to Helen Coates, May 29, 1958

Letter from Leonard Bernstein to Helen Coates, May 29, 1958

excerpt: "The opening at the Colon was a smash last night--" From: Correspondence Series

Letter from Leonard Bernstein to Helen Coates, June 7, 1958

Letter from Leonard Bernstein to Helen Coates, June 7, 1958

excerpt: "...I skipped the Sao Paolo concert completely, because I was sick--we had conspired to skip it anyway, with me playing sick...but then I really was sick, so Providence got me out of a lie.)" From: Cor... more

Letter from Leonard Bernstein to Helen Coates, January 1, 1959

Letter from Leonard Bernstein to Helen Coates, January 1, 1959

excerpt: "Sun Valley was lovely,..." From: Correspondence Series

Letter from Leonard Bernstein to Helen Coates, July 8, 1959

Letter from Leonard Bernstein to Helen Coates, July 8, 1959

excerpt: "So sorry to have missed your departure." From: Correspondence Series

Letter from Leonard Bernstein to Helen Coates, June 11, 1959

Letter from Leonard Bernstein to Helen Coates, June 11, 1959

excerpt: "I'm coming to New York a few days earlier than planned..." From: Correspondence Series

Letter from Leonard Bernstein to Helen Coates, August 4, 1944

Letter from Leonard Bernstein to Helen Coates, August 4, 1944

excerpt: "There was a slight mess here with the Ballet Theatre, but it's settled now" From: Correspondence Series

Letter from Leonard Bernstein to Helen Coates, May 26, 1981

Letter from Leonard Bernstein to Helen Coates, May 26, 1981

excerpt: "Pls find correction of previous telex:..." From: Correspondence Series

Letter from Leonard Bernstein to Helen Coates, June 14, 1960

Letter from Leonard Bernstein to Helen Coates, June 14, 1960

excerpt: "I've found a good physical therapist who has helped, and who is giving me special exercises to do, which he thinks may prevent future attacks." From: Correspondence Series

Letter from Helen Coates to Leonard Bernstein, May 7, 1955

Letter from Helen Coates to Leonard Bernstein, May 7, 1955

excerpt: "MGM seems to be the company interested in [recording Trouble in Tahiti]. Columbia and RCA have turned it down..." From: Correspondence Series

Letter from Leonard Bernstein to Helen Coates, July 1960

Letter from Leonard Bernstein to Helen Coates, July 1960

excerpt: "I had to have Dr. Horso here fill out an insurance form for the Phil. to cover me on the tour." From: Correspondence Series

Letter from Leonard Bernstein to Helen Coates, n.d.

Letter from Leonard Bernstein to Helen Coates, n.d.

excerpt: "As far as I can figure out, I shall leave for the city of sin next Wednesday..." From: Correspondence Series

Letter from Felicia Bernstein to Helen Coates, March 21, 1960

Letter from Felicia Bernstein to Helen Coates, March 21, 1960

excerpt: "...it all went very well and was enthusiastically received." From: Correspondence Series

Letter from Leonard Bernstein to Helen Coates, April 12, 1955

Letter from Leonard Bernstein to Helen Coates, April 12, 1955

excerpt: "Gave a Mozart program here last night...Blessed relief from opera!!" From: Correspondence Series

Letter from Leonard Bernstein to Helen Coates, December 1954

Letter from Leonard Bernstein to Helen Coates, December 1954

excerpt: "As always, I am a little bit embarrassed about a check. It is only a way of saying how much you mean to my life, and have meant for so many years." From: Correspondence Series

Letter from Leonard Bernstein to Helen Coates, November 26, 1943

Letter from Leonard Bernstein to Helen Coates, November 26, 1943

excerpt: "I'm very happy, busy, & sick of the nonsense publicity." From: Correspondence Series

Letter from Leonard Bernstein to Helen Coates, December 11, 1953

Letter from Leonard Bernstein to Helen Coates, December 11, 1953

excerpt: "Gretest [sic] success yet letter follows love to all" From: Correspondence Series

Letter from Leonard Bernstein to Helen Coates, July 4, 1967

Letter from Leonard Bernstein to Helen Coates, July 4, 1967

excerpt: "Arrived tired safe happy call parents Shirley..." From: Correspondence Series

Letter from Leonard Bernstein to Helen Coates, October 1, 1959

Letter from Leonard Bernstein to Helen Coates, October 1, 1959

excerpt: "The triumphs grow to such proportions as are unheard of in these parts--but they've already all begun to merge into one big black mass." From: Correspondence Series

Letter from Leonard Bernstein to Helen Coates, September 4, 1973

Letter from Leonard Bernstein to Helen Coates, September 4, 1973

excerpt: "Plans changed have been persuaded to join family in Canaries..." From: Correspondence Series

Letter from Leonard & Felicia Bernstein to Helen Coates, December 23, 1964

Letter from Leonard & Felicia Bernstein to Helen Coates, December 23, ...

excerpt: "Safe sound miss Nina..." From: Correspondence Series

Letter from Leonard Bernstein to Helen Coates, March 27, 1968

Letter from Leonard Bernstein to Helen Coates, March 27, 1968

excerpt: "Safe and sound correction not so sound but spring is in Vienna..." From: Correspondence Series

Letter from Leonard Bernstein to Helen Coates, December 1955

Letter from Leonard Bernstein to Helen Coates, December 1955

excerpt: "Merry merry Xmas with love always" From: Correspondence Series

Letter from Leonard Bernstein to Helen Coates, May 26, 1981

Letter from Leonard Bernstein to Helen Coates, May 26, 1981

excerpt: "All goes well despite problems of schedule, singer, etc." From: Correspondence Series

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