Original head-and-shoulders drawing by Alexander Kostomolotsky (1897/8-1975) of the composer in right profile in black crayon. Undated, but ca. 1945-50. Signed by the artist with initials. Dmitry KABALEVSKY.

Original head-and-shoulders drawing by Alexander Kostomolotsky (1897/8-1975) of the composer in right profile in black crayon. Undated, but ca. 1945-50. Signed by the artist with initials

Sheet size 217 x 153 mm.

With the autograph signature of the composer in pencil below the portrait.

"Kabalevsky, like Prokofiev and Shostakovich, wrote a great deal of music for the emerging genre of films with sound... It was during the 1930s that Kabalevsky’s style was defined; although Prokofiev served as a model to a certain extent... Kabalevsky's most valuable legacy lies in the field of children’s music, not only in terms of the many works he wrote for young performers but also in his development of a system of musical education for children. Some of his children’s songs became musical symbols of the Soviet age (Chetvyorka druzhnaya rebyat (‘The Band of Four Friends’) and Shkol′nïye godï (‘Schooldays’) in particular) while several of his numerous instrumental concertos written for young musicians gained worldwide popularity." Dina Grigor′yevna Daragan in Grove online

Kostomolotsky also executed drawings of other Russian composers, including Shostakovich, with whom he was friends. Item #22727

Price: $1,200.00  other currencies

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