Leipzig: M.P. Belaieff, 1898. Item #117
3-167,  pp. 35x28 cm. In later cloth. Illustrated front cover preserved. Stains on the boards and some restoration to the cover. Otherwise very good.
Inscription by A. Glazunov on the front cover: «To dedicated musician and tireless social activist Boris Iosifovich Narovlyansky for a good memory from a devoted to him admirer of the “women”from the third floor. A. Glazunov. 24th of April, 1921».
Alexander Konstantinovich Glazunov (1865-1936) was a Russian composer and conductor, student of Rimsky-Korsakov, professor and head of the Saint Petersburg Conservatory (1907-1928). One of his most famous students of Dmitrii Shostakovich. This is a two-hand piano reduction of the most famous and celebrate of his compositions – ballet ‘Raymonda’ (1897).
Boris Narovlyansky was Russian musician studying in St. Petersburg conservatory while Glazunov was a director there. Composer was impressed by his skills and accepted him into the conservatory. There was an interesting episode when he and his fellow students in 1919 during deficit of the food went to see the minister of education Lunacharsky to ask him for alcohol for their director as he was, apparently, dependent on it!
WorldCat locates one copy in the University of Tulsa.