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Princess Turandot

Princess Turandot – Принцесса Турандот – Sheet Music 1926




Historical significance

The Waltz

The Waltz

Avant-Garde Cover
Beautiful and original
Artwork by Mironov

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26 cm x 34 cm | Free worldwide delivery (unframed). If you want to buy this framed please contact us.

Spectacular Avant-Garde Artwork

This cover is a good example of the increasing tendency in the 1920s for Soviet artists to becoming active in multiple forms of expression, not only their ‘niche’. The call was for artists to become ‘art workers’ and turn their hands to any creative job.

In this spirit, the cover of the sheet music was illustrated by Konstantin Yakovlevich Mironov, who was himself an actor in this production of Turandot, playing the part of Ismail. The graphic embraces the avant-garde style of immediate engagement of the eye, promising dynamism and spectacle.

Mironov was also a respected theatre director and teacher.  He was killed in the war in 1941,  fighting near Kaluga.

The title page reads:

Detail of cover

Detail of cover

N. Sizov and

A. Kozlovsky

The Music from

the production of

The Third Studio

of the Moscow Arts Theatre








State Publishing House

Musical Sector

Moscow 1926

Additional Information

Dimensions 26 x 34 cm