1, Signed Pablo Casals contract. 3 pages single sided, 8.5 x 11, National Broadcasting Company, Inc. letterhead, October 6, 1954. A Contract between Pablo Casals and NBC for Pablo Casals's services in a film in which he will "philosophically discuss matters which you have learned in the course of your life and your views concerning the same. You shall also play music.....". Signed by the late Pablo Casals in blue ink at the conclusion. Also signed by the personal representative of Pablo Casals in blue ink, and by a representative of NBC in black ink. Aged, otherwise in fine condition with a staple and folds to the upper left corner, and two light folds as form an envelope. Comes with a COA from a previous auction and owner who has cut it down from a full 8x11 page to measure approx. 6x2.5.
"Born: December 29, 1876 - Vendrell, Catalonia, Spain Died: October 22, 1973 - San Juan, Puerto Rico The great Spanish cellist (and conductor), Pablo Casals (actually, Pau Carlos Salvador Defilló), legend has it, supported by Casals himself, that he was conceived when Brahms began his B-flat Major Quartet, of which Casals owned the original manuscript, and that he was born when Brahms completed its composition. This legend is rendered moot by the fact that the quartet in question was completed and performed before Casals was even born. His
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