Contains the following five works, all in full pocket score format:
Renard Reinecke the Fox Histoire burlesque chantée et jouée
Wien: Wiener Philharmonischer Verlag [PN W. Ph. V. 176 J.W.C. 60a] . 1f. (recto title, verso blank), 1f. (recto dedication in autograph facsimile, verso blank), 148 pp. With title in French, German, and English and text in Russian, French and German. Fine frontispiece reproduction photograph by Lipnitzki of Stravinsky seated at the piano.
Inscribed to the conductor Alexander Smallens in Cyrillic, signed by Stravinsky, and dated "N.Y. 31.1.37" [January 1, 1937], with short autograph musical quotation, without stave, being the opening two measures of Renard, at upper margin of title.
First Edition of the full score. Kirchmeyer 23-3.
Suite No. 1 pour petit orchestre
Wien: Wiener Philharmonischer Verlag, [PN W. Ph. V. 172 J.W.C. 56b], 1927. 1f. (recto title, verso blank), 1f. (notes, including orchestration), 30 pp., 1f. (blank). With title in French, German, and English.
First Edition in this format. Kirchmeyer 45-2.
Suite pour petit orchestre. I. - Marche II. - Valse III. - Polka IV. - Galop
London: J. & W. Chester [PN W. Ph. V. 295 J.W.C. 51a] . 1f. (recto title, verso blank), 1f. (notes, including orchestration), 28 pp. With frontispiece reproduction photograph by M. Schwarzkopf in Zürich. Occasional annotations in lead and red pencil.
First Edition in this format. Kirchmeyer 38-3 (variant).
Concerto en Ré pour Violon et Orchestre
Mainz, Leipzig: B. Schott's Söhne [PN 33103] . 1f. (title), 1f. (recto note in autograph facsimile, verso blank), 1f. (recto table of contents, verso instrumentation), -66 pp., 1f. (recto blank, verso publisher's advertisement]. With occasional annotations in pencil.
First Edition in this format. Kirchmeyer 53-3.
Scherzo fantastique pour grand orchestre
Mainz, Leipzig: B. Schott's Söhne [PN 32953] . 1f. (recto title, verso blank), -69, [i] (publisher's advertisement) pp.
First Edition of the revised version. Kirchmeyer 5-5.
The collection of Alexander Smallens
5 works bound in one volume. Small quarto. Full maroon buckram with titling and initials "A.S." gilt to spine.
Binding slightly soiled. Minor wear and browning; printed program excerpts laid down to several pages.
Stravinsky was "one of the most widely performed and influential composers of the 20th century." Stephen Walsh in Grove Music Online.
Smallens (December 20, 1888/January 1, 1889 - 1972 ), noted Russian-born American conductor, studied at the New York Institute of Musical Art and, from 1909, at the Paris Conservatoire, returning to the USA as assistant conductor of the Boston Opera, 1911–14. After two years as conductor of Pavlova’s touring company, including a South American tour, he returned to become conductor of the Chicago Opera, 1919–23... His Chicago association began when he replaced Hasselmans as conductor for the première of De Koven’s Rip Van Winkle, and he also gave the première of Prokofiev’s The Love for Three Oranges at Chicago in 1921. He was musical director of the Philadelphia Civic Opera, 1924–31, where he gave the American premières of Strauss’s Feuersnot in 1927 and Ariadne auf Naxos in 1928, and was also assistant conductor of the Philadelphia Orchestra, 1927–34. Later he moved towards a lighter repertory, conducting the première of Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess at Boston in 1935..." Bernard Jacobson in Grove Music Online. Item #30830
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