JEAN SIBELIUS and IRVING BERLIN Framed Gallery of History display (35x25), including Berlin's signature on a card attached to a musical biography; and a typed letter signed by Sibelius in 1953, politely declining to answer the question of whether Berlin is "America's greatest composer". TLS: "Jean Sibelius" in English, 1 page, 6x8½. Järvenpää, 1953 June 4. To Cyril Clemens, President, The International Mark Twain Society. In full: "Many thanks for your latest letter with your account of my life and career. It was very well written, indeed, with much ability and sympathy. Please accept my cordial thanks for it. The article about Irving Berlin I have read with much interest. His works are indeed performed here very often. If he is America's greatest composer, is of course difficult to say. America has many prominent composers by now. It is almost impossible to say such a thing about any composer. With all my kindest regards". Mid-horizontal fold, not at signature. Fine condition. In this letter to Cyril Clemens of the Mark Twain Society, JEAN SIBELIUS (1865-1957) expressed the difficulty of calling any one composer a country's "Greatest Composer". read more...
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THE PLATTERS - STOCK CERTIFICATE SIGNED 02/29/1956 CO-SIGNED BY: THE PLATTERS (BUCK RAM), THE PLATTERS (ZOLA MAE TAYLOR), BENNETT J. CRAVITZ - HFSID 173147THE PLATTERS: ZOLA MAE TAYLOR. Stock Certificate endorsed: "Zola Taylor" on verso (hinged to show both sides), 1p, 9¼x6½. California, 1956 February 29. Certificate No. read more...
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