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

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make me very happy.--Thanks for the hotbed and for the Pargolovo goddess.--it gave me a good laugh.

Your

MODESTE MUSORGSKY

P.S. My warm greetings to Ludmila Ivanovna and Anna Vasilyevna [Nikolskaya]. And tell Ludmila Ivanovna that I have baked something more, and for orchestra.


46a. NIKOLAI RIMSKY-KORSAKOV to MODESTE MUSORGSKY, Minkino

Peter 10 July [1867]

In the first place, dearest Modeste, you have made me happy by writing to me, and secondly, by your completion of St. John's Night on Bald Mountain. How I yearn to examine your orchestration with my own eyes, for I am sure that I would find there much tastiness, as everything I have previously known from that source has been very much to my taste; but this will have to wait. The modulation of G minor and G-flat major interrupted by F-sharp minor on a trill must be quite beautiful. The glorification of Satan must certainly be very filthy, and therefore all sorts of harmonic and melodic filth is permissible and fitting, and there should be no reason to send you to the conservatory. The conservatory gentlemen would of course be horrified by you, but then they themselves aren't able to compose anything decent.

I recently returned from the country where I had been staying for three weeks, during which time I thought a great deal about composition, but wrote nothing, and now I have sketched some things in pencil; I have ordered music paper in twenty staves and the day after tomorrow I will begin to write the orchestral score. A large part of Sadko is composed thoroughly, to be exact--up to the trepak [a fast Russian dance], and this I now want to do in its final form. This is my plan: the beginning (in the nature of an introduction) is in D-flat major, in moderate tempo, which obliges one to picture a surging rather than a stormy sea, for Sadko was tossed into the water and had to float for a long time on a single plank. The very beginning goes this way: [musical quotation]

The next bar is again D-flat major and further in the bass [musical quotation] and harmonies from this figure [musical quotation] of the

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