Op. 81. V starinnom stile (I. Preliudiia. 2. Sarabanda. 3. Gavot. 4. Ariia. 5. Zhiga.) In modo antico. (1. Preludio. 2. Sarabande. 3. Gavotte. 4. Air. 5. Gigue.) Siuita dlia skripki s fortepiano Suite pour Violon et Piano [Piano score and violin part]. Aleksandr Tikhonovich GRECHANINOV.

Op. 81. V starinnom stile (I. Preliudiia. 2. Sarabanda. 3. Gavot. 4. Ariia. 5. Zhiga.) In modo antico. (1. Preludio. 2. Sarabande. 3. Gavotte. 4. Air. 5. Gigue.) Siuita dlia skripki s fortepiano Suite pour Violon et Piano [Piano score and violin part]

Moskva [Cyrillic]... Moscou: RSFSR Muzykal'nyi sektor Gosudarstvennogo izd-va RSFSR Section musicale des Editions d'Etat [PN G.M. 161 I.M./G.M. 161a I.M.], 1927. Folio. Piano score: [1] (title doubling as wrapper), [i] (blank), 3-19, [i] (publisher's catalogue: "Compositions modernes russes") pp. Violin part: 8 pp. Transfer. Date of composition, "1918," printed to lower right corner of final page of music; print run of 300 copies noted to lower left corner.

With an autograph inscription in ink from the composer to the noted French composer and violist [Henri] Casadesus (1879-1947) to upper right corner of title: "A Monsieur Henri Casadesus souvenir de notre rencontre en Amerique cordialement A. Gretchaninoff 1929."

Outer bifolium of piano score detached and somewhat soiled; small tears to spine; some leaves of violin part creased at upper outer corner. Slightly browned.

First Edition, later issue (with different title; first published in 1920). Rare. This issue not in WorldCat.

"In 1881 [Grechaninov] left school and went to the Moscow Conservatory... After a dispute with Arensky over composition teaching he left in 1890, and from then until 1893 he studied at the St Petersburg Conservatory with Rimsky-Korsakov... In 1910 he was granted a 2000-ruble pension for his liturgical music... He settled in Paris in 1925, composing much and making a living as a pianist... Grechaninov’s works cover many different genres." Inna Barsova and Gerald Abraham in Grove Music Online. Item #26860

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