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Shostakovich, Dmitri
TWO AUTOGRAPH LETTERS SIGNED (“DSHOSTAKOVICH”), BEING LETTERS OF INTRODUCTION FOR THE ACTOR YEVGENY ALEKSANDROVICH MORGUNOV
the first addressed to Ivan Ivanovich Lyubimov, explaining that Morgunov wishes to study music  (“[translation:]...It seems to me that he has the capacity to do so, even though he has no education or training...”), and asking Lyubimov to advise him how to continue, 1 page, 8vo, autograph envelope, 3 May 1949; the second letter addressed to Vasili Vasilievich Tselikovsky, asking him to meet Comrade Morgunov and advise him, “since he appears to show some talent in composition”, 1 page, 8vo, autograph envelope, Moscow, 10 May 1952
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Y.A. Morgunov (1927-1999) made his name, not in music but in film:  instead of becoming a composer, he became one of the best-known comic actors in the Soviet Union.

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