Dear Mr. Levin!
Today in Detroit until 25th. Concert in best…! Tremendous success! Four triumphal processions. Much work: rather tired, but happy and cheerful. My wife healthy and fresh, actively joining everything. In Chicago in Hall with 4000 people 2 days continuously totally sold out. Tomorrow to Cincinnati. On 28th April with Blucker (?) to home (?). On 26th we will be introduced to the president in Washington. Today received alone by the Senate in a meeting, an honor which has been last granted to Prince Heinrich. What else would I want! The country is tremendously interesting, the Americans very friendly. Best regards from house to house, yours, Richard Strauss. Detroit, 5th April."
Willy Levin was a clothing merchant and patron of the arts in Berlin.