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FINE CONDITION

VLADIMIR SOFRONITSKY - PIANIST

Original Tchesnokov of St. Petersburg cabinet photograph of Vera and Vladimir Sofronitsky, c. 1903.† Written in fountain pen on the verso in an unknown hand and translated from the Russian:

From the

Sofronitsky Family

Vera and Vovo

(Twins)

Many do not know that the legendary Russian virtuoso pianist, Vladimir Vladimirovitch Sofronitsky (1901-1961) had a fraternal twin sister, Vera Vladimirovna Sofronitsky† (1901-19??). Vera predeceased her brother, though his daughter Viviana did not remember which year.† This photograph which shows the young Sofronitsky twins was likely taken in 1903 when they were either two, or close to that age. Based upon the use of his childhood nickname, this image it likely belonged to a close friend of the Sofronitsky family.†

We have authenticated the photograph with the pianistís daughter pianist Viviana Sofronitsky.

One of the most unusual items we have offered from our cabinet of musical curiosities!

 

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