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

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opera "Fair at Sorochintzi," after Gogol, will be done.37 This is good as an economy of creative strength. Two heavyweights, Boris and Khovanshchina in succession, might be crushing, but here already, that is, in the comic opera, there is that advantageous benefit, that the characters and surroundings depend on a different locality, of a different historical way of life, and a nationality that is new for me. The materials of Ukrainian folk-song are so little known, that incompetent experts consider them adulterations (of what?), and a considerable number of them have been collected. In a word, my work is well in hand: if only I will have enough strength and brain. But in the meantime Khovanshchina does not doze, either. Creative moods are as elusive as and more capricious than the most capricious coquette; thus one must catch them as they come and yield completely to their capricious commands. And how can you not catch them, when just as I was dreaming that the dissenters' song must contain melismata, you, Lubov Ivanovna, proved this to me definitely. As I am afraid of boring even an enemy, I close this epistle with a request to look over your song and when ready, to turn it over to Jurgenson, and to preserve your dear autograph for me.38 Many good and sincere greetings to your esteemed husband.MUSORGSKY THE GUILTY
35. A Catalogue to VLADIMIR VASILYEVICH STASOV as a Memorandum from MUSORYANIN39
Opus--1 26 August '74. In Petrograd
Kinderscherz ( 1859)
Scherzo in B minor for orchestra ( 1859)
Intermezzo ( 1861)
Scherzino ( 1872)
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37
This is the first reference to an opera that Musorgsky worked on, simultaneously with Khovanshchina, till his death seven years later. The story is one of the tales in Evenings on a Farm near Dikanka.
38
An unknown (and unpublished?) song by Karmalina, possibly dedicated to Musorgsky.
39
Given to Stasov for a planned article on modern Russian composers, intended for the Vsemirni Illustratzi. Instead of Stasov's piece, an article signed M.S. appeared in this magazine in December of this year: "Russian Composers (Borodin, Cui, Musorgsky, Rimsky-Korsakov and Tchaikovsky)."

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