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#636 - Jean Sibelius

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A thank-you to Steinway: “I have myself a grand piano of your superb make. I have played on it for over thirty years”
Description                           Estimate: $700+          

TLS signed in pencil, one page, 5.75 x 8.25, August 16, 1950. Letter to famed piano makers Steinway & Sons. In part: “I wish to thank you once more for your great kindness to remember me on my 84th birthday with excellent cigars…It is an experience to smoke them. It may interest you to know that I have myself a grand piano of your superb make. I have played on it for over thirty years but it is still a fine piano and many a famous artist visiting my home has admired it.” In fine condition. Accompanied by an unsigned vintage photo of Sibelius and conductor Antonia Brico, who conducted the Helsinki Symphony at Sibelius’s invitation.

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