Concert program of children's music school No.1. First performance of Margarita Kuss as a composer at the Small Hall of the Moscow Conservatory in 1938.
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Concert program of children's music school No.1. Second performance of Margarita Kuss as a composer and pianist at the Small Hall of the Moscow Conservatory in 1939.
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Photo from the "Vechernyaya Moskva" ("The Evening Moscow") newspaper of July 9,1942. A young composer Rita Kuss (on the left) shows her new work to Professor A.Goedicke in Music College of the Moscow State Conservatory n.a. P.I. Tchaikovsky.
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Program of the students' music performance. Department of composition, Moscow State Conservatory, July 1943.
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Students of Professor V.Y. Shebalin. Mstislav Rostropovich and Margarita Kuss.
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Program of the first performance of symphony composition in the Moscow Conservatory’s Grand Hall, 1948.
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Photo of famous pianist Tatyana Nikolayeva with a dedicatory inscription: “To my dear Margaritochka given as a keepsake from the affectionate Tanya Nikolaeva. 24/VI-48. Moscow”.
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Program of the USSR State Symphony Orchestra concert. N.Rakhlin, conductor. Performance of the Symphony Poem “Chaika”, student's composition. 1950.
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Program of the concert in the Conservatory’s Small Hall. Margarita’s romances, words by A. Gmyrev. Performed by A. Vedernikov- bass, E. Svetlanov - pianist. 1953.
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A note to “Dear Margarita” from Y.Shaporin, composer, Professor of the Moscow State Conservatory, “a worshipper of her talent”.
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A brochure about young composers of the USSR.
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Performance program of the Poem on themes of contemporary Russian folk songs. The USSR State Symphony Orchestra, the conductor E. Svetlanov, People’s Artist of the RSFSR. The Conservatory’ s Grand Hall on 12.10.64.
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An article from the book of Roman Ledenev, composer, People's Artist of Russia.
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A letter from L.T. Atovmyan, a friend of D.D. Shostakovich, S.S. Prokofiev and M.I. Kuss. Darling Margarita! I sincerely congratulate you on behalf of the Armenian proletariat with your Birthday and send you the best and cordial wishes. I am very much upset because of my illness I cannot participate in celebrations as I would not have any objection to kiss you, wish many happy returns of the birthday and drink a wine-glass of fruit-liqueur for splendid longevity of our beloved person. I embrace and kiss you: signature /L.Atovmyan/ October 13,1965
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A record of G.V. Sviridov, composer, with a dedicatory inscription : “To dear Rita Kuss for old, invariable friendship. G. Sviridov 30.I. 76.”
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Sheet music of Georgiy Sviridov’s romances and songs with a dedicatory inscription: “To dear Margarita Ivanovna Kuss with the most kind wishes G. Sviridov 30.I.76”.
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Letters of the renowned composer G.V. Sviridov, People's Artist of the USSR.
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The family members spelled their surname in a different way. Mstislav Rostropovich was acquainted with both sisters Margarita Kuss and Irina Kuus (cellist, supervisor and methodologist for the string departments of Moscow children’s music schools). Being fond of a joke Rostropovich gave his photo to Irina with a dedicatory inscription: “To my dear Irochka (just in case KKKUUUSSS) with love of artist and respect of methodologist. M. Rostropovich. 1965.”
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A letter of Herman Braun, pianist, famous music artist of Latvia.
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A letter from the composer Galina Ustvolskaya. Margarita was on friendly terms with Galina and when Ustvolskaya arrived in Moscow she sometimes stayed with M.Kuss in her flat.
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A show-bill of students’ concert of Y.I. Yankelevich, Professor of the Moscow State Conservatory n.a. P.I. Tchaikovsky.
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Program of the Professor Y.I. Yankelevich students’ concert. Sonata No.1 of M.Kuss was performed by E. Chugayeva (violin), L. Edlina (piano).
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Program of sonata No.1 performance in Canada. N. Shkolnikova (violin) and Lubov’ Edlina (piano).
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A record of sonata No.1 performed by N. Shkolnikova (violin) and Lubov’ Edlina (piano).
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Sheet music of N.I. Peiko, Professor of the Gnesin Music Pedagogical Institute with a dedicatory inscription : “To dear and tenderly beloved by the whole our family Margarita Ivanovna Kuss with long time friendly feelings and… N.Peiko 12.VI.69”.
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Sheet music of the composer M. Weinberg with a dedicatory inscription: “ To Margarita Ivanovna Kuss, dear friend, wonderful composer, given as a kind keepsake from the affectionate M. Weinberg” 1964. Moscow.
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Sheet music of the composer M. Weinberg with a dedicatory inscription: “To dear Margarita Ivanovna Kuss, excellent composer, from the affectionate M. Weinberg” 1976.”
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Telegram and some letters of the composer and friend M.Weinberg, People's Artist of the RSFSR.
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A letter to the deputy chief editor L.S. Genina of “Sovetskaya Muzyka” magazine. Dear Liana Solomonovna! Unfortunately I do not consider it to be possible to put my signature beneath the version of obituary notice about Revol’ Samuilovich Bunin, which was sent to me, as from my opinion what I received for signing is exactly an example of coldness and conventionalism what the editors themselves asked me to avoid. Yours sincerely, M. Kuss 14/VIII.76
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An article in “Sovetskaya Muzyka” magazine No.10 of 1976 in memory of the friend, the composer R.S. Bunin.
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Sheet music of the composer A. Chugayev with a dedicatory inscription: “To dear Rita with the most cordial feelings and the best wishes. 14.X.67. A. Chugayev”.
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Excerpt from memoirs about A.G. Chugayev, composer.
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A letter from Sofya Mikhailovna Khentova, musicologist, to Margarita Ivanovna on the following subject:" Shostakovich and his school". S.M. Khentova refers in the letter to the full list of D.D. Shostakovich's students personally given to her by him. She strove on its basis to creat a picture of his pedagogic(al) work. She needed to get from Margarita Ivanovna detailed information about her studies under the guidance of Dmitry Dmitrievich.
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The article of 17.02.1987 written by Margarita Ivanovna Kuss for the newspaper “Sovetskaya cultura” ("Soviet culture").
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Sheet music of the composer B. Tchaikovsky with a dedicatory inscription: “To dear Margarita Kuss as a keepsake from Boris Tchaikovsky. 22.10.95”.
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Sheet music of the composer B. Tchaikovsky with a dedicatory inscription: “To dear Margarita Ivanovna Kuss from the affectionate Boris Tchaikovsky 23.XI.1962”.
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Letters of the composer and friend Boris Tchaikovsky, People's Artist of the USSR.
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One of numerous letters from the composer Boris Tchaikovsky to Margarita Kuss. Excerpt of the letter. September 4 "Darling Ritochka! How do you rest and work in the splendid “Ivanovo”? I hope that everything is good. I received your letters, hope that all of them. Have you received my two letters? I recall you often and always by kind words and not only for your attention, but in general taking into account your talent and your wonderful traits of the person’s character and of our dear friend..."
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Letters of the composer Roman Ledenev, Professor of Moscow Conservatory.
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Dedicatory inscription on Roman Ledenev’s sheet music.
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Compact disk of Rouzanna and Karina Lisitsian with a dedicatory inscription: “To dear Margarita Ivanovna with thanks for wonderful songs”.
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A record of Margarita Miroshnikova with a vocal cycle of M. Kuss.
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Brief information of Margarita Kuss from concerts program taken place in Austria in Grosser Musikvereinssaal on 26-28.3.1996.
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Concert program in Austria, Vienna. Großer Musikvereinssaal .The Tchaikovsky Symphony orchestra, conductor V. Fedoseyev.The performance of “Lyric Poem”.
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Compact disc with “Lyric Poem”, issued in the USA.
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Program of U.S. Premiere of Lirika Russkikh Poetov by Margarita Kuss. Arizeder Urreiztieta, Bass and William K. Trafka, Piano.
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Greetings on the Christmas and New Year of V.Kikta, composer, professor of the Moscow conservatory.
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From the concert program of Tchaikovsky Symphony Orchestra “Dedications…”. First performance of “Cryptic Area”, a poem for symphony orchestra. The Moscow Conservatory’s Grand Hall, December 21, 2002.
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A show-bill of Margarita Ivanovna Kuss’s Jubilee concert.
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Cover and contents of the vocal works, “Kompozitor” Publishers, Moscow, 2011.
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Score of symphonic poem "Cryptic Area". "Kompozitor" Publishers, Moscow 2012.
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Sheet music of romances on verses by F. Tiutchev. "Kompozitor" Publishers, Moscow 2014.