'Beloved Friend' The Story of Tchaikowsky and Nadejda Von Meck

By: Catherine Drinker Bowen and Barbara Von Meck

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No marks or writing observed in text. Binding tight and square. Tanning inside front and back cover and on page edges. Frayed and worn bottom of spine. Previous owner's name, location and date inside front cover. Gently read. . . . . . . . . . . There is so much myth about the life and death of the great Russian composer, Peter Tchaikovsky, some of it of rather recent and opinionated personal invention. This book, based, by Catherine Bowen on some of the letters between Tchaikovsky and his benefactor, who he never met, Madame Nadejda von Meck, is a great help in the right direction towards a clearer account of this genius' life. I love this man's music, like most everyone else. I lived in Russia for six years. No doubt Tchaikovsky was a genius. His life was a complex burden to him, with problems he never resolved. He gave us so much and what he left us makes him immortal. What counts is what a man does, what he leaves us. This arm's-length relationship was as sweet, and loyal, as it was very unique. It all comes about in this book based on many letters in the possession of Barbara von Meck, the daughter-in-law of Nadejda. -- Frederick R. Andresen

Title: 'Beloved Friend' The Story of Tchaikowsky and Nadejda Von Meck

Author Name: Catherine Drinker Bowen and Barbara Von Meck

Categories: Music,

Publisher: Random House: 1937

ISBN Number: B001OSZ05C

Size: Hardcover

Book Condition: Used - Good

Jacket Condition: No Jacket

Seller ID: 62494