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Copland, Aaron / LINCOLN PORTRAIT - Score and Parts

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    Dimensions: 12" x 9"
    Andre Kostelanetz who commissioned A Lincoln Portrait began a tradition of asking the narrators to autograph his score after each performance.
    The inscriptions read:

    To Andre Kostelanetz with profoundest thanks after a thrilling radio premiere and my first hearing.
    August 16, 1942 Aaron [Copland]

    For Andre, again, after twenty-five years with profoundest thanks. Aaron [Copland]

    Andre, we are now old troupers coast to coast. May the road to hell grow green waiting for you.
    Carl Sandburg 1959 San Francisco

    Andre, here we go again. Ever yours, Carl. 1958 [Sandburg]

    Andre, this in fellowship, Carl 1942 1956 [Sandburg]

    Andre, here now it is 1960 and I have seen Moscow. And as for you, my further depths of affection are deeper. Carl [Sandburg]

    Andre, you are good for the country and the human race in general. 1963 Carl [Sandburg]

    Andre, with profound admiration and gratitiude from his pupil. John Lindsay 1967

    To Andre on the occasion of our first performance together. Many, many thanks.
    Marion Anderson 1969

    There are so few great moments this is one
    E.G. Marshall

    For providing me a rare thrill, indeed!
    Walter Cronkite October 16, 1975

    Andre The New York experience, my debut with you, I thought how incomparable but I believe this evening in this incredible environment even topped that! Thank you. Walter Cronkite May 9, 1976

    The Lincoln Portrait was one of the most powerful expericnes of my life - WOW!! Joe Torre, 5-19-15, 50th Anniversary of Concerts in the Parks

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