igor needs a sharpie (legendary possessions v2.0)

1 10 2006

igor stravinskyThe composer who’s body of work defined 20th century music was Igor Stravinsky. Stravinsky frequently guest-conducted his music with orchestras around the world. Engelbert Brenner, former oboist & English hornist of the New York Philharmonic was given an autographed photo during one of Stravinsky’s appearances with the orchestra. The inscription is very difficult to read. It was written with a pen who’s ink simply didn’t want to grip the photo’s surface.

“To Engelbert Brenner
All best ??? ??????
from Igor Stravinsky
NY 1950”

Even still, Maestro Stravinsky’s signature is clear.

sharpie

Damn it – the Sharpie was invented in 1964

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