[Wald Disney Composer] Autograph Manuscript Arrangement for Tchaikovsky's Overture Solenelle from the 1812 Overture. October 5, 1929. 66pp. 10 x 14.25 inches.
Printed music manuscript paper on recto and verso. Bound loosely in string via holes punched in left margin. Manuscript music in pencil plus additional notes in red pencil. Frequent yellow tape employed to cover stamped numbers on verso only. Edges of leaves worn; interior mostly clean. Good Condition.
Frederick Stark (1891-1969) was born in Germany and emigrated to the United States in 1913. Stark was a trained musician who graduated from the Cornell Conservatory of Music and began conducting orchestras for silent movies in the 1920's. From 1929 to 1938 Stark worked at Radio KHJ in Los Angeles as a music arranger for concert programs and radio plays. He is best known for his work with Walt Disney Productions where he was chief music director, arranging music for "Fantasia", "Pinocchio", "Victory Through Airpower", and conducted the Oscar winning short film, "Grand Canyon."
This manuscript arrangement of the Overture Solenelle from the 1812 Overture for Orchestra and Chorus was for Radio Station KHJ in Los Angeles and is signed and dated by Stark on the next to last page, 10/5/29. KHJ employed a 50-person orchestra and attracted such talent as George Burns, Gracie Allen, and Steve Allen as musical guests. Good / None. Item #408