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MUSIC AUTOGRAPHS & ANTIQUARIAN
Text Box: MUSIC AUTOGRAPHS AND EPHEMERA BOUGHT AND SOLD

Price: $400.00

MINT CONDITION

2 bar autographed musical quotation on a 4 x 5.5 blank card of the largo, pizzicato solo cello opening of the 1st movement of his 1964 2nd Cello Concerto op. 77, Moscow, January 24, 1968. We offer with the original transmittal envelope and a 4 x 6 image.

The concerto was written for the Russian cellist Daniil Shafran (1923-1997). Shafran gave the World Premiere in 1965 with the composer at the podium, as well as the first recording the same year. There is a Youtube video of the World Premiere.

The concerto is well performed world-wide by major cellists and orchestras. The concerto is considered by some of the cognoscenti his second most powerful of his six solo concertos with orchestra. That is debatable as his 2nd Piano Concerto and his Violin Concerto are also powerful works. It begins with a solo pizzicato theme which sounds almost familiar, like a Russian folks song and builds to a tonal modernist work, typical of Kabalevsky. It also has the unusual addition of a saxophone which gives it a truly Russian lilt in places.

An unusual musical quotation by the powerful Russian composer and teacher.

Perfect for display!

 

DIMITRI KABALEVSKY - COMPOSER
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Phone: 212-860-5541 * Fax: 917-677-8247