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When an interviewer asked Publisher Cyrus Hermann Kotzschmar Curtis what piece of music he would like to listen to on his deathbed, he promptly replied: "Hymn to the Night."—the hymn written by Organist Hermann Kotzschmar, his father's friend in Portland, Me. On his deathbed at '"Lyndon," his estate near Philadelphia, last week old Mr. Curtis, who would have been 83 on June 18, heard no music. Comatose, in the last grip of a heart ailment from which he had long suffered, he did not even see at his bedside his only daughter, Mrs....

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