Original portrait drawing by Aleksandr Kostomolotsky, signed by the composer and initialed by the artist, ca. 1945-50
Sheet 217 x 153 mm. In black crayon. Head-and-shoulders, composer in right profile.
Initials of the artist at lower right of portrait, autograph signature of the composer in pencil below.
"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 Music Online.
Alexsandr Kostomolotsky (1897-1971) was an actor, artist, and musician who was friends with both Kabalevsky and Shostakovich, of whom he also drew several portraits and caricatures.
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