Lot #759
Sergei Prokofiev

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Estimate: $800+

Description

Eminent and prolific Russian composer (1891-1953) best known for his colorful, rhythmically vigorous works, including symphonies, operas, and much music for keyboard and chamber ensembles. Rare TLS in French, one page, 8.25 x 10.5, March 22, 1932. Letter to musicologist Irving Schwerke, in full (translated): "Please excuse my delay with the sending of the requested material. Now, it is not because I forgot it, but it took me a while to assemble all that was necessary. I would like to give you explanatory notes that I made for the programs in which my symphonic compositions were performed; also some analysis of my compositions, made by others and which I approve; abridged contents of my operas; a few interviews where the interviewer explained my ideas with sufficient accuracy; finally certain articles, signed by known names, like Florent Schmitt, Rimsky-Korsakoff (son), Meyerhold, Adolf Weissmann, etc. I hope to compile all of this within a few days. Sincerely yours." In fine condition, with a block of light toning, and staple holes, at the top.

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: Fine Autographs and Artifacts
  • Dates: #583 - Ended May 13, 2020





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