The Musorgsky Reader: A Life of Modeste Petrovich Musorgsky in Letters and Documents

By Jay Leyda; Sergei Bertensson et al. | Go to book overview

I now feel this clearly, because I want to do things.--Do not consider this letter of mine as the Andante, judging by the emphasis at the beginning--as you might assume.--In the finale I'm still stuck in the second theme, the rascal simply won't come out, perhaps spring will force it out.--Kiss all of ours for me and don't forget the Linguist. I bow and press the hand of Malvinin Alcibiades [Cui]. Till the next letter, if it's not boring (if boring, tell me--I will take measures)--I wouldn't want you to think me a boring conversationalist in my letters.--I kiss you thrice, as always--write in detail about the affairs of the popular school.80

MODESTE

Respects to both Sofia Ivanovna and her husband; she is an ardent Catholic, and therefore believes that God has joined them together forever 〈inviolably〉 inseparably, so I won't have to separate them.

My address: In Pskov Province, Kholmsky County by way of the Tiapolovo Station, village of Volok, care of Natalia Yegorovna Kushelova, for delivery to me.--That will be more convenient, because I shall be here for a month.


28. To MILI BALAKIREV, St. Petersburg

31 March [1862] Village of Volok

As soon as I got settled in this country place, I wrote you, Mili. But I've had no answer from you. I remain ignorant of the reason for your silence--I write a second epistle.

The andante is ready. The allegro for the finale is being worked on; I imagine the birth pangs will come in the spring, so I must get ready to give birth. In the meantime I'm shaping a little D major

____________________
80
"It occurred to him [ Balakirev] to submit to Gavril Lomakin, the conductor of Count Sheremetyev's choir, the idea of founding a school of music where instrumentalists and singers would be educated free of charge and would provide an orchestra and choir for performances of music old and new, Russian and foreign. A concert was given on March 11, 1862, in aid of the scheme; . . . and the foundation of the school was officially announced a week later. Work began soon afterward with Lomakin as the head of the school and Balakirev as his assistant. The first batches of pupils were government officials, university students, tradespeople, workmen, and women belonging to an equally great variety of classes. Eagerness to join was so great that Sheremetyev once remarked 'This is like people rushing to church on a Sunday.'"-- M. D. Calvocoressi, "Mily Balakiref" in Masters of Russian Music.

-40-

Notes for this page

Add a new note
If you are trying to select text to create highlights or citations, remember that you must now click or tap on the first word, and then click or tap on the last word.
One moment ...
Project items

Items saved from this book

This book has been saved
Highlights (0)
Some of your highlights are legacy items.

Highlights saved before July 30, 2012 will not be displayed on their respective source pages.

You can easily re-create the highlights by opening the book page or article, selecting the text, and clicking “Highlight.”

Citations (0)
Some of your citations are legacy items.

Any citation created before July 30, 2012 will labeled as a “Cited page.” New citations will be saved as cited passages, pages or articles.

We also added the ability to view new citations from your projects or the book or article where you created them.

Notes (0)
Bookmarks (0)

You have no saved items from this book

Project items include:
  • Saved book/article
  • Highlights
  • Quotes/citations
  • Notes
  • Bookmarks
Notes
Cite this page

Cited page

Style
Citations are available only to our active members.
Sign up now to cite pages or passages in MLA, APA and Chicago citation styles.

(Einhorn, 1992, p. 25)

(Einhorn 25)

1

1. Lois J. Einhorn, Abraham Lincoln, the Orator: Penetrating the Lincoln Legend (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1992), 25, http://www.questia.com/read/27419298.

Cited page

Bookmark this page
The Musorgsky Reader: A Life of Modeste Petrovich Musorgsky in Letters and Documents
Table of contents

Table of contents

Settings

Settings

Typeface
Text size Smaller Larger
Search within

Search within this book

Look up

Look up a word

  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
Please submit a word or phrase above.
Print this page

Print this page

Why can't I print more than one page at a time?

Full screen
/ 478

matching results for page

Cited passage

Style
Citations are available only to our active members.
Sign up now to cite pages or passages in MLA, APA and Chicago citation styles.

"Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences." (Einhorn, 1992, p. 25).

"Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences." (Einhorn 25)

"Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences."1

1. Lois J. Einhorn, Abraham Lincoln, the Orator: Penetrating the Lincoln Legend (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1992), 25, http://www.questia.com/read/27419298.

Cited passage

Welcome to the new Questia Reader

The Questia Reader has been updated to provide you with an even better online reading experience.  It is now 100% Responsive, which means you can read our books and articles on any sized device you wish.  All of your favorite tools like notes, highlights, and citations are still here, but the way you select text has been updated to be easier to use, especially on touchscreen devices.  Here's how:

1. Click or tap the first word you want to select.
2. Click or tap the last word you want to select.

OK, got it!

Thanks for trying Questia!

Please continue trying out our research tools, but please note, full functionality is available only to our active members.

Your work will be lost once you leave this Web page.

For full access in an ad-free environment, sign up now for a FREE, 1-day trial.

Already a member? Log in now.