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

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100. To VLADIMIR STASOV

MY WONDERFUL généralissime,

Do not expect me for dinner: I've been summoned to Bessel to set up and number Boris for printing; the matter is urgent, so I don't excuse myself, because it would be nonsense to do so. Cesare will be at your place this evening with Tisbé, I'll be there at about 9, of which Cesare has been informed.

Yours very firmly, MUSORYANIN 16 May, '73, here in Peter


100a. VLADIMIR STASOV to ZINAIDA STASOVA, Bad Reichenhall [Extract]

May 21, 1873 . . . Yesterday evening we again had a little musical gathering. . . . Later we heard the finally finished and considerably revised Valse by Shcherbachov (dedicated to me, because I forced him to complete, to revise and to compose it): this was so incomparable, along with several other new things, that Cui spoke right out that he simply envies his creativeness, that what was done in the finale of the symphony would be enough to place him among the first-class composers; Borodin was as pleased and delighted as only that good and pure soul of his can be; I need say nothing about Musoryanin because it's we two who most of all have pushed Shcherbachov. For myself, secretly, I place this Shcherbachov (if only he doesn't stand still)--third, counting the first two as Musoryanin and that giant Borodin . . .


101. To VLADIMIR STASOV

Night of 1 June, '73

MY DEAR généralissime, Here's the thing: if, 'gainst expectations, you run into Cesare, don't mention that certain mysterious document, which was dropped, not into the lion's mouth, as among the Venetians (du temps), but into the pigs' trough.40 Cesare, after the letter from "Franciscus,"41 is in a

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Possibly one of the many anonymous letters sent to members of the Circle about Cui's music and criticisms.
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Musorgsky did not receive his epistolary benediction from the Abbé Liszt, but Cui received his. The formally friendly text of the latter letter can be found in The Letters of Franz Liszt ( New York, Scribners, 1894). In May, Liszt also wrote

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