Royalty Russian Music/Dance from Sophie Dupre

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image of Autograph letter signed, in Russian with translation, (Julia, 1866-1969, Ballerina, sister of the ballerina Matilda Kschessinska, 1872-1971, and wife of Alexander, Baron)

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to her nephew Slava Kschessinsky (Astafiev) (d. 1976), sending him and his wife best wishes for Christmas, "please do not scold me for not writing for so long and for not sending the photographs you asked for ... Aunt Mala is guilty ... she was so busy, in the end she had her photograph copied and mine and Vova's… Read more
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image of 'Hymne Russe', the Russian National Anthem, (Alexei Feodorovich, 1798-1870, Director of the Imperial Chapel Choir, St. Petersburg)]

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with Lvov's words and music in Russian and French, arranged for voice and piano, on the facing page are woodblock portraits of Alexander III, Maria Feodorovna, and Nicholas II as Tsarevich, inside is a comic song advertising 'Étienne Picon Bitters', saying nothing else will do to celebrate the Franco-Russian Alliance, endorsed as it is by the Tsar, with, opposite,… Read more
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image of 'Rivista della Guardia Russa' ('Parade of the Russian Guards'), (Richard)]

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a stirring military march, with a fine lithographed cover showing the band at the head of the regiment, marching past an imposing building bearing the name of the music's copyright owner, Zimmermann of Leipzig, and the shields of Russia and Italy, with on sides 2 and 8 advertisements in Italian for "the latest marches and dances" and their opening… Read more
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