Music: Not a Penny

Finland's 84-year-old Jean Sibelius need not worry about dying in the poverty which has closed the eyes of many another famed composer.* Since the turn of the century, the Finnish government has guaranteed his board & keep. But this week Composer Sibelius let it be known (through Music Critic Olin Downes of the New York Times) that he has received "not a penny" in royalties from the U.S., a country whose performances of his music should have made him rich.

Some of Sibelius' troubles arose from the fact that, like Mozart and Schubert before him, he was "wholly uninitiated in the...

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