Attractively penned pair of musical quotations from Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov on an off-white 5.5 x 3 sheet, signed below in fountain pen, "N. Rimsky-Korsakov," who adds an inscription above to "Mademoiselle B Lataste." The quotations, both entitled in French, are as follows: four bars of music from "La Nuit de Noël," deriving from Act 3, scene 8, the melody for the off-stage chorus hailing the procession of a young girl and a boy; and six bars from "Snegourotchka [The Snow Maiden]," the shepherd's pipe-tune (played on the cor anglais) from the scene for Snegurochka and the shepherd at the start of Act 1. In fine condition. Musical quotations from Rimsky-Korsakov are quite rare, with this unusual doubled example of the utmost desirability.
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