Rostov-On-Don: published by the author, 1927. 5 pp. 25x26,5 cm. Original illustrated wrapper. Wrapper design by Nikolay Rogachev. Very good, tears of the margins.
Rare regional edition.
The musical number by Boris Fomin (1900-1948) for inclusion in his operetta "The Career of Pierpont Blake”, the words by Konstantin Podrevsky (1888–1930), it was written by 1926. The foxtrot about Tahiti became popular in Russia in the late 1920s, when the Western dance music was actively played in the restaurants and clubs, before being banned in the 1930s. This particular piece inspired Dmitri Shostakovich to write his version of it in 1927 (op.16), which now became better-known, than the original.
Nikolay Rogachev was a poster designer, who also worked a lot on the wrapper designs for the self-published music sheets in the 1920s.