by Shostakovich, Dimitri. (1906-1975) [Lathrop, Welland. (1905-1981)]
Moskva: Ogiz Muzgiz; New York: Affiliated Music Corporation, 1935. Used; Like New/Used; Like New. 43 pp. 9 x 12 inches (23 x 30 cm). [PN] 14215.Â Overall toning and light wear to the spine and edges, otherwise in fine condition.Â With the ownership signature of modern dancer and choreographer Welland Luthrop at the upper right of the cover.Â Original Russian edition of the composer's 24 Preludes for piano, composed by the 26-year-old Shostakovich in 1932-1933.Â Modeled on Bach's Well-Tempered Clavier, Shostakovich's op. 34 is a set of 24 prelude-fugue pairs and is consideredÂ one of the greatest examples ofÂ music written in all major and/or minor keys.Welland LathropÂ was a dancer, teacher, painter, and choreographer and a leader of the west coast modern and avant-garde dance movement. Born in upstate New York, he initially trained in costume and scenic design at theÂ Eastman TheaterÂ inÂ Rochester, New York. In 1928 he moved to San Francisco to continue his design education under Rudolph Schaeffer. While in San Francisco, he began studying dance with Ann Mundstock of the Laban School. Later training included theÂ Cornish SchoolÂ in Seattle, Washington (1930â1934) and the Neighborhood Playhouse School of the Theater (1938â1941) where he was an assistant in dance composition toÂ Louis Horst. During this time Lathrop performed in several Broadway shows as well as with theÂ Martha Graham Dance Company. (Inventory #: 13351)
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