Lot 748: Soviet composer (1906–1975) whose fifteen symphonies occupy a place of central performance in the orchestral literature of the twentieth century. Russian sheet music booklet of Shostakovich's composition entitled Six Romances, op. 62, 8.5 x 12, 37 pages, signed and inscribed on the first page in fountain pen in Russian (translated), "To the dear Valery Isaacson Boyarovich—Greetings on this day of good news. D. Shostakovich, April 17, 1943." A missing lower quarter of the first page, significant chipping and tears to edges, soiling and staining to the signed page, and overall toning, otherwise very good condition.
RR Auction's Fine Autographs and Artifacts Auction 453
Sunday, 17th May 2015
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