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Lot #6228
Jean Sibelius Typed Letter Signed

"When our two countries people are fighting side by side against the threatening East, a greeting from Hungary is particularly dear to me"

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"When our two countries people are fighting side by side against the threatening East, a greeting from Hungary is particularly dear to me"

Distinguished Finnish composer (1865–1957) of Romantic-nationalistic tendencies, best known for his seven completed symphonies and the tone poem Finlandia. World War II-dated TLS in German, signed in pencil, one page, 6.5 x 7.75, May 8, 1942. Addressed from Jarvenpaa, Finland, a letter to Paul von Balogh, in full (translated): “Thank you very much for your friendly greeting, which I return most warmly. Especially today, when our two countries people are fighting side by side against the threatening East, a greeting from Hungary is particularly dear to me.” In fine condition. Accompanied by the original mailing envelope.

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: Art, Literature, and Classical Music
  • Dates: #682 - Ended June 20, 2024





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