"To My Best Friend": Correspondence between Tchaikovsky and Nadezhda von Meck, 1876-1878

5 avg rating
( 7 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780198161585:
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

Tchaikovsky dedicated his original and emotionally vibrant Fourth Symphony to his newly found correspondent Nadezhda von Meck. This correspondence started at the end of 1876, when Tchaikovsky was in need of funds. On the recommendation of Nikoli Rubinstein, Director of the Moscow Conservatoire where Tchaikovsky was a professor, Nadezhda before the other, Nadezhda von Meck sincerely and increasingly gushingly, Tchaikovsky less sincerely to begin with, but much more so before the elapse of many months. Each was determined never to meet the other in the flesh for fear of destroying their very special relationship. The years covered by the present book are by far the most important in the correspondence. They cover the period of Tchaikovsky's tempestuously abortive marriage, about which he is surprisingly candid; in addition to the Fourth Symphony, the compositions of the period include his finest and most sensitive opera, Eugene Onegin, and the ever popular Violin Concerto, as well as numerous other smaller works. Their views on many musical, literary, philosophical, and other matters are stated frankly and, though they are often in accord, they are not afraid to agree to differ either. Not only giving a unique insight into Tchaikovsky the composer, these letters are perhaps as fascinating as any ever printed. Many are published in English for the first time. The translations, by a native-born Russian who lived the latter part of her life in England, and edited by a music scholar who reads Russian and a Slavist who is qualified in music, are as close to the letter and spirit of the original as it is possible to get. The correspondence will be of interest both to musicians and music lovers, and to all who are interested in the arts and culture of the nineteenth century.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

About the Author:

Edward Garden is at University of Sheffield. Nigel Gotteri is at University of Sheffield.

Language Notes:

Text: English (translation)
Original Language: Russian

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Buy New View Book
List Price: US$ 190.00
US$ 346.59

Convert Currency

Shipping: US$ 4.95
Within U.S.A.

Destination, Rates & Speeds

Add to Basket

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

ISBN 10: 0198161581 ISBN 13: 9780198161585
New Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
BennettBooksLtd
(San Diego, CA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Condition: New. New. Seller Inventory # S-0198161581

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 346.59
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.95
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Published by Oxford University Press (1993)
ISBN 10: 0198161581 ISBN 13: 9780198161585
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Oxford University Press, 1993. Hardcover. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P110198161581

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 378.06
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Published by Oxford University Press (1993)
ISBN 10: 0198161581 ISBN 13: 9780198161585
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Irish Booksellers
(Portland, ME, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Oxford University Press, 1993. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0198161581

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 484.43
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds