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Price: $125.00

MINT CONDITION

Autographed 8.5” x 11” four bar musical quotation of the Russian born and trained, now British composer’s 1983 2nd violin concerto scored for violin soloist, 1st violin, 2nd violin and cello.  She has titled the piece at the top in both Cyrillic and English and autographed in both at the top, she then autographs at the end of the quotation.  Additionally, she has affixed a 4” x 6” snapshot photograph of herself and autographs in both English and Cyrillic beneath.

Elena Firsova was born in Leningrad (now St. Petersburg) in 1950.  She studied at the Moscow Conservatory graduating in 1975.  Whilst at the Conservatory she studied with; Edison Denisov, Philip Hershkowitz, Yuri Kholopov and Alexander Pirumov.  Her music is strongly influenced by her mentor Edison Denisov.  Firsova was denounced by the politically powerful composer and head of the powerful Composer’s Union in 1979 at their sixth conference.  She was the first of a list of Seven who became known as “Khrennikov’s Seven” following in a tradition of banned composers by the Union including Nikolas Mysakovsky, Serge Prokofiev and Dimitri Shostakovich.  She married one of the other seven, Dimitri Smirnov.  They left Russia in 1991 and now live in Great Britain. (Their daughter Alissa is also a composer.)

Firsova is published by Boosey and Hawkes and has an extensive catalog there including works for orchestra, chamber orchestra, voice and orchestra, chorus and chamber orchestra, small ensembles, opera, concertos for piano, violin, cello, flute and horn and orchestra, chorus, solo instrument and songs. 

Rather rare and unique!  Perfect for display.    

ELENA FIRSOVA - COMPOSER
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