Shostakovich, Dimitri. (1906-1975) [Shirinsky, Vasily Petrovich. (1901–1965)]
Autograph New Year's Postcard
Postcard with New Year's greetings postmarked December 23, 1969 from the important composer and his wife to the widow of violinist Vasily Petrovich Shirinsky, a founding member of the Beethoven Quartet, to whose memory Shostakovich's Eleventh Quartet is dedicated. January 1970. Shostakovich writes: "Dear Nina Borisovna, We are sending you our warmest greetings for New Year 1970! Wishing you all the best. Yours, N. and D. Shostakovich." In fine condition. 5.5 x 3.5 inches (14 x 9 cm).