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

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will be in all his inviolability, and so do come, and we bow to thee and await thee.

Very much dyainka Musorgsky.

Friday, 7 April

Many thanks for the dress-suit, and regarding the tramps,96 that is turning out well.


85. To MILI BALAKIREV

DEAR MILI,

I must have the score of my polonaise for correction and submission to the Theater Committee. Be so kind as to tell me: When may I send to you for it? In order to avoid disturbing you, dear Mili, I ask you earnestly to leave the polonaise with your servant, so she can hand it over to my messenger on the day that you set. I firmly press your hand and implore you not to delay me.

Your

MODESTE MUSORGSKY

Monday 24 April, 1872


86. To VLADIMIR ST ASOV

DEAR généralissime,

I implore you to be at Cui's this evening, that business with the kids97 is not lost, there may still be time; I saw Bessel, he will be at Cui's, too: it would be good to talk over how to prevent that misfortune. Bessel is very eager for the children to have a drawing. I implore you to help Musoryanin.

Your

MUSORGSKY

1 May, 1872

We'll go through the whole Mlada at Cui's and we'll all be there.

____________________
96
The new final scene--near Kromy ["A forest glade near Sokolniki on the Dniepr"].
97
This is still in regard to Repin's drawing for The Nursery.

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