The Life Modest Ilich Chakovski

ISBN: 9781151244000

Published: February 12th 2012

Paperback

438 pages


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The Life  by  Modest Ilich Chakovski

The Life by Modest Ilich Chakovski
February 12th 2012 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, talking book, mp3, ZIP | 438 pages | ISBN: 9781151244000 | 3.70 Mb

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. 1906 Excerpt: ... empty room. I knew it would be so, andMoreThis 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. 1906 Excerpt: ... empty room. I knew it would be so, and that the poor Frenchman would take it deeply to heart, so I did not wish to be a witness of his disappointment. But also I did not want to interrupt my work. Tchaikovsky stayed at Maidanovo to complete the instrumentation of the whole score of The Enchantress, and left on May 9th to visit his sick friend, Kondratiev, before starting on his journey to the Caucasus. XIII To N. F. von Meek. the Caspian Sea, May rilk June tfh), i&Sj.

I left Moscow on the 20th. At Xijni-Xovogorod I had great trouble in securing a second-class ticket for the steamer, Alexander II. This steamer is considered the best, and is therefore always full. My quarters were very small and uncomfortable, but I enjoyed the journey down the Volga. It was almost high tide, and therefore the banks were so far away that one could almost imagine oneself at sea. Mother Volga is sublimely poetical. The right bank is hilly, and there are many beautiful bits of scenery, but in this respect the Volga cannot compare with the Rhine, nor even with the Danube and Rhone.

Its beauty does not lie in its banks, but in its unbounded width and in the extraordinary volume of its waters, which roll down to the sea without any motion. We stopped at the towns on the way just long enough to get an idea of them. Samara and the little town of Volsk pleased me best, the latter having the most beautiful gardens I have ever seen. We reached Astrakhan on the fifth day.

Here we boarded J little steamer, which brought us to the spot where the mouth of the Volga debouches into the open sea, where ve embarked on a schooner, on board which we have been or the last two days. The Caspian Sea has been very: reacherous. It was so storiy during the night that I fas quite frightened. Every m...



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