JEAN SIBELIUS. Finnish composer of “Finlandia.”
Typewritten Letter Signed, two pages, octavo, Järvenpää, August 13, 1954. To Cyril Clemens, with original envelope.
“…The Olaf’s Castle is one of the finest tourist attractions of Finland. Though I have seen all places in my country that are worth seeing, curiously enough I have never been to Savonlinna. I could not explain why. Winthrop Sargent visited me some years ago and told me then that he is going to write about modern music which is his special topic, if I am not mistaken. He seems to look rather pessimistically upon modern music as he states that since 1911 there has not been written anything of importance.”
Framed in buff, claret, and gilt, with a commanding photograph of the composer of Finlandia, Jean Sibelius’ arms folded across his chest. Framed dimensions: 23 inches wide by 13 inches high.
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- Musicians / Composers