Modest Mussorgsky - 1877

from Letters of composers : an anthology, 1603-1945 / compiled and edited by Gertrude Norman and Miriam Lubell Shrifte., page 234:

Here’s something that will please you. At L. I. Shestakova’s your very beautiful “The General” was performed twice by Lody. (I take it upon myself to report, Your Excellency, that all who heard it trembled with delight.) You cannot imagine how strikingly unique your portrayal is when it is done by a tenor! One can hear a kind of transfiguring, inexorable love of death. To put it more precisely, it is death – coldly passionate amorous death- taking delight in death. Unheard-of freshness of impression! And P. A. Lyudin did your marvellous portrayal with such feeling! That singer is a …   more >>
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Gertrude Norman and Miriam Lubell Shrifte (ed.), Letters of composers : an anthology, 1603-1945 / compiled and edited by Gertrude Norman and Miriam Lubell Shrifte. (New York, 1979), p. 234. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1424695930787 accessed: 26 July, 2021

Listeners

Modest Mussorgsky
Composer
1835-1881

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“The General”, from Dances of Death (1875).
written by Modest Mussorgsky
performed by Lody, P. A. Lyudin

Experience Information

Date/Time 1877
Medium live
Listening Environment indoors, in public

Notes

Letter from Modest Mussorgsky to Arsenii Golenishchev- Kutuzov, Poet. Mussorgsky wrote several songs based on his works, August 15, 1877.


Originally submitted by verafonte on Mon, 23 Feb 2015 12:52:10 +0000
Approved on Thu, 12 Nov 2015 14:18:14 +0000