Autograph musical quotation signed "A. Gretchaninoff," dated Manchester, 1935, and inscribed to Percival [?]Hassall. On a postal card with a bust-length portrait of the composer by Emile Markovitch, Paris. Aleksandr Tikhonovich GRECHANINOV.

Autograph musical quotation signed "A. Gretchaninoff," dated Manchester, 1935, and inscribed to Percival [?]Hassall. On a postal card with a bust-length portrait of the composer by Emile Markovitch, Paris.

With photographer's handstamp to lower margin of verso.

The opening measure of the melody from Gretchaninoff's song "My Native Land" ("Krai ty moi"), from Five Songs, Op. 1 (1892) notated in treble clef on one staff, with a key signature of one sharp, and text underlay in Russian (Cyrillic) at upper left margin.

Slightly worn and bumped; remnants of adhesive and biographical annotations in pencil to verso.

"After preparatory studies at the Moscow Conservatory with Arensky (harmony and fugue) and Taneyev (form and analysis), [Grechaninov] transferred to St Petersburg... He graduated in 1893. Three years later he moved back to Moscow and became associated with the Moscow Art Theatre, for whose productions... he wrote incidental scores... Grechaninov emigrated from Soviet Russia in 1925, settling first in Paris, later (1939) in the USA." Richard Taruskin in Grove Music Online.

A pupil of Rimsky-Korsakoff, Grechaninov wrote in a number of genres; his earlier music reflects the Romantic tradition while his later music was influenced by many of the same trends that inspired Stravinsky and Prokofiev. Item #25418

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