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

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To you, who with good advice and with sympathetic action, gave me the possibility to test myself on the stage, I dedicate my work.10

M. MUSORGSKY

21 January, 1874


120. An Inscription on a Photograph

To Polyxena Stepanovna Stasova. This is how I've looked ever since the first rehearsal of Boris;11 so take me not as No. 6280, but as Musoryanin.

10 January 74.

--and that wreath you gave me pushes me on: do it, then, do what you must do. Thank you, little dove.

EVER THE SAME MUSORYANIN


121. To STEPAN GEDEONOV (A Petition)12

[ 18-20 January, 1874]

To His Excellency the Director of the Imp[erial] Theaters, Stepan Alexandrovich Gedeonov.

I have the honor most humbly to petition Your Excellency for the acceptance by the Directorate of the Imperial Theaters of Boris Godunov, an opera of my composition in 5 acts, subject to royalty for each performance.

M. MUSORGSKY


121a. PAVEL FYODOROV to STEPAN GEDEONOV (A Memo)

M. Musorgsky petitions for the acceptance by the Directorate of the Imperial Theatres of an opera in five Acts composed by him and entitled Boris Godunov, subject to payment for each performance. Mme. Platonova, a singer belonging to the troupe of the Russian Opera, asks permission to give the first performance of this opera for her bénéfice.

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10
The version of this dedication finally used: "To all of you, who with good advice and with sympathetic action gave me the possibility of realizing the task that lies at the base of the opera Boris Godunov, I dedicate my work. M. MuSORGSKY."
11
According to Stasov, the first rehearsal at the theater took place on January 9, after which Musorgsky had his photograph taken at Loren'.
12
Another, similarly formal petition was sent to Gedeonov by Yulia Platonova.

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