IRA GERSHWIN - FIRST DAY COVER SIGNED WITH CO-SIGNERS For Sale
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HistoryForSaletm Autographs & ManuscriptsMake an Offer Today and Get a Quick Response!Take a Look at This Week's Specials!IRA GERSHWIN - FIRST DAY COVER SIGNED CO-SIGNED BY: LEONARD BERNSTEIN, AARON COPLAND - HFSID 145028
IRA GERSHWIN, LEONARD BERNSTEIN and AARON COPLAND
Ira Gershwin, Leonard Bernstein and Aaron Copland sign a philatelic envelop saluting George Gershwin.
Philatelic Envelope signed: "Ira Gershwin", "Leonard Bernstein" and "Aaron Copland", 6½x3¾. First Day Cover honoring composer George Gershwin, 8-cent Gershwin stamp affixed, postmarked Beverly Hills, California, February 28, 1973, FIRST DAY OF ISSUE. GEORGE GERSHWIN (1898-1937) composed music for Broadway theater, film scores and orchestral works, combining elements of jazz and opera with popular music in classic orchestration. He and his music were a great influence upon his brother and lyricist, IRA GERSHWIN (1896-1983), along with conductor and teacher AARON COPLAND (1900-1990) and New York Philharmonic conductor LEONARD BERNSTEIN (1918-1990), all of whom saluted Gershwin's genius by signing this First Day Cover. Ira had collaborated with his younger brother for over a decade and wrote the lyrics for such Gershwin songs as "S Wonderful", "I Got Rhythm", "Embraceable You" and songs from Porgy and Bess (1935). He would also write such tunes as "Long Ago and Far Away" (1944) and "The Man That Got Away" (1954). Like George Gershwin, Copland and Bernstein were both orchestral conductors and composers of semi-classical, theatrical and contemporary music. Copland's works include the film score for Our Town (1940), Appalachian Spring (1943-1944) and his Third Symphony (1944-1946). Bernstein wrote the ballet Fancy Free (1944), West Side Story (1957) and Mass (1971), the latter being commissioned for the opening of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. Fine condition. Framed in Gallery of History style: 29½x24.
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