Leningrad: Triton, [1930s]. 15 pp. 21,5x15 cm. In original wrappers with letterpress design. Covers detached, small fragments of covers and blank corners of two first leaves lost, otherwise very good.
One of 1000 copies. Very rare with no copies located in Worldcat.
Sheet music for ‘Harvest March’ (1929) by V. Mayakovsky. The poem was written on socialist changes in the countryside and the Soviet agricultural organization in general. After NEP, kulaks were denounced as enemies of the nation and collectivization was promoted. This campaign was supposed to reach harvest twice as much and the poem’s lines were the slogans.
The sheet music was printed as a propaganda piece and spread among amateur art sections in provincial clubs. The music was composed by musician Valerian Bogdanov-Berezovsky (1903-1971). Contributed to Leningrad and Moscow magazines, he soon became one of the main music critics in the USSR. Also, he wrote over 250 books and articles on the Soviet music and theater.