Russian Opera Workshop
In an 1883 letter to his patron Nadezhda von Meck, Tchaikovsky describes his deep admiration for Pushkin’s genius and that he would be proud and happy if his music captured 10% of the beauty contained in Eugene Onegin poem. He confesses that if Onegin music is warm and full of poetic feeling, it is because his own emotions were intensified by the beauty of the subject.
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