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MUSIC AUTOGRAPHS & ANTIQUARIAN

Price: $1000.00

EXCELLENT CONDITION

 Rare autographed one page autographed octavo letter signed, March 13, 1947. The Father of the Soviet symphony writes on his personal imprinted letterhead a recommendation for a symphony by his pupil Vladimir Fere which he describes as "interesting", "well crafted" and the "future".

 

Myaskovsky (sometimes Miaskovsky) studied with Gliere privately and Lyadov and Rimsky-Korsakov at the St. Petersburg Conservatory where a classmate and close friend was Serge Prokofiev. His 1st symphony was his graduation piece which was heavily praised by Glenn Gould many years later.† He graduatedg in 1911 he taught locally and also became a music critic where he was helpful to Igor Stravinsky early in his career. By the time World War I came around he had completed his 4th Symphony.† The years leading up to World War I were difficult for the composer, his father, a general in the Tsarís army was murdered by the Bolsheviks. His favorite Aunt died and his brother-in-law committed suicide over a very few years. He re-joined the military in 1917, fought during the War and at the Austrian front was shell shocked.† He returned to civilian life in 1921 with an appointment as a Professor at the Moscow Conservatory and membership in the Composerís Union.††

 

Considered in his time the greatest of the sonata form composers in the Soviet Union, he was also one of the most prolific composers who ever lived.† His output included 27 symphonies, 3 sinfionettas, 2 instrumental concertos, other orchestral music, chamber music including 13 string quartets, piano music, other solo instrumental music, songs and choral music.

 

His autographs are scarce, the most recent one to reach the Western autograph market was four years ago.

NIKOLAI MYASKOVSKY - COMPOSER
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