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

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these bright days when the people's art triumphs, and you are entangled in trashy trifles--because of the solemn adoration of M. I. Glinka's glorious fellow-champion planned a year ago by you alone, now so gloriously and valuably carried out;--because glorious O. A. Petrov, so dear to all Russia, is now honored as no one before in Russia in the field of art has ever been honored;--because fate entrusted to you alone, the wreath with which you openly, before a solemn assembly of representatives of Russian musical affairs, crowned with immortality the bust of the glorious Petrov, who has been consecrated by the people's will.13--Honor to you and glory! Disavow the petty idle talkers, the staled self-lovers, no room for them here. Your consolation and holy justification in the people who consecrated on the 21st day of April 1876 the dear and glorious personality of grandpa O. A. Petrov and reminded the petty idle talkers of the other glorious fellow-champion of M. I. Glinka--Anna Yakovlevna Vorobiova- Petrova, has been by right consecrated by that same people. The truth came out: the people thus wished, recognized and did.

Your bright name, already inscribed in the chronicles of art, now shines there forever with a worthy, heartfelt acknowledgment. Forget the petty gossips--they are unworthy of you and your holy cause! But, may your bright love bless my heart and my mind, which trembled when those lines appeared in your letter of April 27: "More than once have I read the inscription on your portrait [see 168]."

Tomorrow, Wednesday, my own, I shall drop in to see you--I am going to dyainka Nikolsky. For God's sake--take care of your heart and may your thought be calm and bright.

Ever the same

MUSINKA

27 April, 1876


175. To LUDMILA SHESTAKOVA

[ 1876]

Our dear little dove, Ludmila Ivanovna, I am not master where you are mistress. In you, little dove, lives for all of us, dearly holy to all of us, your brother Mikhail Ivanovich. The business is about the

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The festivities were concluded on April 24 in the Hall of the Conservatory, where testimonials were presented to Petrov, and Shestakova presented to Petrov the bust made by Nikolai Laveretzky, crowned with a laurel wreath.

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