Lot 147: Distinguished Finnish composer (1865-1957) of Romantic-nationalistic tendencies, best known for his seven completed symphonies and the tone poem 'Finlandia.' TLS, one page, 5.5 x 7.5, February 24, 1950. Letter to Cyril Clemens Esq. President International Mark Twain Society?.In Full "Dear Mr. Clemens, Your kind letter of January 30th has reached me rather late, later than the books about Roosevelt and Mark Twain for which I already had the pleasure to thank you in my letter of February 10th. As foe the questions about a short definition of music I very much regret to tell you that long ago I made a firm decision never to produce anything but music and I have made no exceptions of this rule. With kindest regards and best wishes. Yours Sincerely, Jean Sibelius." Double-matted and framed with an introspective portrait of the composer to an overall size of 16.5 x 14.25. In fine condition.
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