excerpt from 'Memories and Commentaries' pp. 27-28 (184 words)

excerpt from 'Memories and Commentaries' pp. 27-28 (184 words)

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Memories and Commentaries

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At the age of seven or eight, I was taken to see The Sleeping Beauty. (I realize now that I was older than this when I saw the opera A Life for the Tsar.) I was enchanted by the ballet, but had been prepared for what I saw, ballet being of the utmost importance in our culture and a familiar subject to me from my earliest childhood. I was able to identify the dance positions and steps, and I knew the plot and the music long in advance.  Moreover, Marius Petipa, the choreographer, was a friend of my father, and I had seen him several times myself. Of the performance, I remember only my musical impressions, and perhaps those are really my parents’ impressions, repeated to me afterward. But I do know that I was excited by the dance, and that I applauded it with all my strength. If I could transport myself back to that night seventy years ago, I would do so primarily to satisfy my curiosity about the musical tempi, for I am always interested in tempos in other periods.

At the age of seven or eight, I was taken to see The Sleeping Beauty. (I realize now that I was older than this when I saw the opera A Life for the Tsar.) I was enchanted by the ballet, but had been prepared for what I saw, ballet being of the utmost importance in our culture and a familiar subject to me from my earliest childhood. I was able to identify the dance positions and steps, and I knew the plot and the music long in advance.  Moreover, Marius Petipa, the choreographer, was a friend of my father, and I had seen him several times myself. Of the performance, I remember only my musical impressions, and perhaps those are really my parents’ impressions, repeated to me afterward. But I do know that I was excited by the dance, and that I applauded it with all my strength. If I could transport myself back to that night seventy years ago, I would do so primarily to satisfy my curiosity about the musical tempi, for I am always interested in tempos in other periods.

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