A scarce five-measure AMQS from the Russian composer, neatly penned in blue ink on a slip of manuscript paper, identified as "Allegretto" for Piano and Cello, signed and dated Avril 1931. 12.5 x 4.5 cm. Toned, slightly creased along the left edge, otherwise fine.
Born in Russia, Tcherepnin fled the revolution for Paris in 1921, where he began his career as a composer. Living in Japan and China (1934-1937), he returned to France and then to the U.S. in 1950. His unusual music, draws on elements of the Russian, French and East Asian traditions, as well as many of his own innovations. His best known works include "Piano Concerto 4" (1947), "The Farmer and the Nymph" (1952) and "Serenade for Strings" (1964) and he was experimenting with electronic music before his death.