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Sibelius - SIBELIUS Jean GRAY Cecil - 1931. 
1931 - GRAY, Cecil. Sibelius. London: Oxford University Press/Humphrey Milford, 1931. 12mo, original pictorial blue-green cloth gilt. $2200.First edition, signed and dated "1956" by the composer on the half title, with his engraved calling card inscribed "Greetings, J.S." laid in.In his discussion of the composer's orchestral and choral works""from "En Saga" (the tone-poem that was "the first work of Sibelius to make his name known outside Finland") to his Seventh Symphony ("one of the miracles of modern music". It seems, indeed, to belong to a different age altogether"), Scottish composer and critic Cecil Gray argues "Sibelius has triumphantly disproved the belief that the idioms and methods of procedure which have served so many generations of composers have now become exhausted". [He], in fact, reveals a fresh and unsuspected beauty in the old." With photographic frontispiece portrait of Sibelius. Front board slightly bowed. Cloth fresh with gilt medallion portrait of Sibelius bright. An about-fine signed copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]
[Bookseller: Bauman Rare Books]
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