May 22, 1905. Folio (350 x 267 mm.). 12 pp. Notated in black ink on printed 16-staff paper "No. 17. (I)" issued by P. Jurgenson, Moscow. Dated May 22, 1905 on final page of music, in Cyrillic: "22 maia 1905 g. A Glazunov."
A fair copy with occasional corrections, possibly in Glazunov's hand, in pencil. Credit to "P. Tschaïkowsky" in Glazunov's hand to upper right corner of first page with "Glazunov" in Cyrillic to left in pencil in an unknown hand. Barlines in pencil from p. 5.
Note in ink in an unknown hand to lower right corner of first page: "Andante du Quatuor op. 30 de Tchaïkovsky arr. pour orch. à cordes par Glazounof. Autographe de Glazounof." Engraver's markup indicating a page count from 3 to 13 and one editorial sharp (p. 8) in blue pencil. Plate number "30953" entered in pencil to foot of all pages through p. 9. Signature in pencil in Cyrillic, "Makar," to lower right corner of p. 8 with one word, possibly in the same hand, below second barline of p. 5.
Browned throughout; slightly frayed at edges; some minor soiling; small ink stain to p. 6.
An unrecorded autograph of a little-known arrangement.
Tchaikovsky dedicated his Third String Quartet to the memory of violinist Ferdinand Laub (1832-1875), his colleague on the faculty of the Moscow Conservatory. The slow movement, which Glazunov arranged here, is the funeral music proper. The original is in E-flat minor; Glazunov transposed the movement to E minor, making it easier for string instruments to play. The arrangement was published by Jurgenson in Moscow (PN 30953), also in 1905 (the date in WorldCat, "1896," is an error). Jurgenson's edition is extremely rare: WorldCat lists one copy only, at the Free Library of Philadelphia.
Glazunov, director of the St. Petersburg Conservatory from 1905 to 1928, was one of Rimsky-Korsakov's most distinguished students. Ironically, like Stravinsky, he received his tuition privately and never attended the institution whose head he would later become. His most famous students were Sergey Prokofiev and Dmitry Shostakovich. Item #25321
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