Vasily Segeyevich Kalinnikov - 1900
from Letters of composers : an anthology, 1603-1945 / compiled and edited by Gertrude Norman and Miriam Lubell Shrifte., page 327:
You say that “music in drama always impresses me very strongly.” That is not quite clear to me. What music do you mean? Name one play with music in which the music makes an impression. I have never seen or heard such a play. I have only seen some Ukranian plays, but I have already written you what I think of them. And I do not think that plays with music can be developed in the future; I think even less of the future of opera, though at present it has engulfed music. It seems to me that mixing drama with music is impossible in any form, especially in opera. In that respect Wagner … more >>
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. 327. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1424772771446 accessed: 30 May, 2023
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Letter from Vasily Sergeyevich Kalinnikov to Alexandre Tichonovitch Gretchaninoff, Yalta, July 19, 1900.
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