3 December 2003
GLINKA, Mikhail (1804-1857). Autograph musical quotation signed, Warsaw, November 1848, 9 bars from his opera Russlan and Ludmilla, comprising the Cor Anglais theme in the aria for Ratmir in Act III: 'I zhar, i znoy smenila nochi ten' ('Sultry heat has supplanted shade of night'), on one leaf, oblong 4to (128 x 198mm), window-mounted.
The opera was first performed at the Bol'shoy Theatre on 27 November 1842.
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