“I am a man of over 70… my forces are limited”
BLOCH, ERNEST. (1880-1959). Swiss-born, American composer of Schelomo and other 20th-century masterpieces. TLS. (“Ernest Bloch”). 1p. 4to. Agate Beach, Oregon, November 11, 1950. To pianist NINA MESIROW-MINCHIN (1892-1972).
“Thank you so much for your kind letter and invitation, but I am afraid that I shall not be able to accept it, as there will be, apparently, a reception for me at Lyon & Healy in the afternoon, a dinner before the Service at the home of Rabbi Berman, and, probably I will be very tired after that, and will need to rest for a crowded schedule the next day. Do not forget that I am a man of over 70, and that my forces are limited, but I shall have a very great pleasure meeting you and your colleagues…”