Mayence: B. Schott's Söhne [PN] 22633, [after 1879]. Octavo. Original publisher's printed wrappers. 1f. (title), 118 pp. Lithographed. With extensive conductor's performance markings in red and blue crayon throughout.
Wrappers worn. Slightly browned. Previous owner's handstamp and signature to upper wrapper and title.
A re-issue from first edition plates.
"The Russian years contributed significantly to his growth as an interpreter of great music and as a composer; these were the years when he wrote the Etudes-caprices op.18, the Polonaise brillante op.21 and his finest work, the Second Violin Concerto in D minor op. 22. He played it for the first time in St Petersburg on 27 November 1862 under the baton of N. Rubinstein, and two days later Cui, a severe critic, wrote to his friend Balakirev: ‘I still haven’t recovered from the impact of that first Allegro’." Boris Schwarz and Zofia Chechlińska in Grove online. Item #21977
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