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Mavra overture

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Mavra, 1922 | Rare Book & Manuscript Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

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ID: 01/02/02/POST-1650 MS 0003

Primary Creator: Stravinsky, Igor (1882-1971)

Other Creators: Kochno, Boris, Vuillermoz, Emile (1878-1960)

Extent: 2.0 Volumes

Date Acquired: 00/00/1952

Subjects: Opera

Forms of Material: Music - Manuscripts

Languages: Russian, French

Scope and Contents of the Materials

This collection consists of a bound manuscript score of Igor Stravinsky's one-act opera Mavra (129 pages) and a bound score of the opera's overture (11 pages). The lengthier score includes the text of Boris Kochno's libretto and is dated 9 March 1922; the shorter score is dated 26 May 1922. A newspaper article containing Emile Vuillermoz's review of Mavra (dated 12 June 1922) is tipped into the volume.

Collection Historical Note

Igor Stravinsky (1882-1971) was a Russian composer and pianist. Widely considered one of the most influential composers of the 20th century, Stravinsky composed in a wide range of musical styles. He lived in Russia, Switzerland, France, and the United States at various points in his life. His opera Mavra (1922), composed during his time in Paris, is based on Domik v Kolomne, a poem by Alexander Pushkin.

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Repository: Rare Book & Manuscript Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Access Restrictions: The collection is open for research.

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This item is the physical property of the Rare Book & Manuscript Library. Intellectual property rights, including copyright, may reside with the materials' creator(s) or their heirs.

The Rare Book & Manuscript Library welcomes requests for reproductions made from works in our collections, though restrictions may apply to certain materials. Please contact the library with any questions.

Acquisition Source: Presented by the Opera Workshop, under the direction of Soulima Stravinsky

Related Materials: Also available on microfilm.

Finding Aid Revision History: Revised by Meg Hixon, July 2016

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