Rimsky-korsakof by Montagu Montagu-nathanRimsky-korsakof by Montagu Montagu-nathan


byMontagu Montagu-nathan

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1917 Excerpt: ...the Solodovnikof Theatre, and the newer work created a much more favourable impression, as might have been expected from the nature of its subject. Towards the end of December, 1903, the Belayef Circle, and indeed the whole of Russian musical society, sustained a severe loss through the death, after an operation, of the altruistic publisher. Among the provisions of his will was the appointment of three trustees to administer the various funds endowed by this generous patron of music. These were RimskyKorsakof, Glazounof, and Lyadof. The first-named composed a small orchestral Prelude "At the Grave," which was dedicated to Belayef's memory and was performed at the first of that season's Russian Symphony concerts, the series that owed its existence to the deceased benefactor. The composition of the penultimate opera, long planned and begun in the summer of 1903 at Krapachouka, was already far advanced when RimskyKorsakof reached his country quarters at "our familiar and beloved Vechasha" in 1904. The production of his " Servilia " by the Solodovnikof management (no longer in the hands of Mamontof), which had followed the Petrograd presentation, having fallen somewhat below the standard required by the composer, it was decided to reserve the staging of "Kitej " until such time as it should be requisitioned by the Imperial directorate. The anxiously awaited invitation did not arrive until towards the close of 1906. Owing to its semi-religious subject-matter, the libretto had met with some opposition on the part of the Censor. The composer was the more grieved since, although unorthodox in his opinions, he was a deeply religious man, and believed that the stage might be made a powerful instrument for the spiritual elevatio...
Title:Rimsky-korsakofFormat:PaperbackDimensions:30 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.06 inPublished:May 18, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:021779064X

ISBN - 13:9780217790642