Stillman, Mitya (1892-1936)
Sérénade (trio en ré) pour Violino, Alto & Violoncello. [Mini score and parts].S. Stillman: New York, 1927. Octavo (mini score); Quarto (parts). 34 pp. [mini score]; 7 pp. [vln]; 7 pp. [vla]; 7 pp. [vlc]. Mini score and violin part inscribed and signed by composer. Mini score in blue paper wraps; parts placed in brown paper wraps (detached at spine with a few chips).
The first pages of the mini score and violin part are signed and inscribed by Stillman to "Coriolanus" in New York City in November 1928.
Mitya Stillman was a Ukranian-born composer and violist who studied with Glière at the Kiev Conservatory. (Glière, incidentally, is the dedicatee of this trio.) Stillman immigrated to the United States in 1920 and began a successful performing career that saw tenures with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, CBS Symphony Orchestra, and Hartmann Quartet. He also composed a variety of works for orchestra, as well as a string quartet that won a posthumous NBC Music Guild Award in 1936.MUS-07354$75