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Tchaikovsky’s relative presented his book about the composer in Perm

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Denis von Meck held a presentation of his book

Denis von Meck held a presentation of his book “Pushkin and Tchaikovsky” in Perm.

Photo: Nikolai OBEREMCHENKO

The premiere of Tchaikovsky’s opera “Eugene Onegin” took place at the Perm Opera and Ballet Theater. The action of the play is transferred from Pushkin’s time in the 1870s – the Tchaikovsky era. One of the first spectators was a relative of the composer – a direct descendant of his sister Denis von Meck.

“My great-great-grandmother Alexandra Ilyinichna was Peter Ilyich’s sister,” said Denis von Meck. – My other great-great-grandmother – Nadezhda Filaretovna von Meck.

Denis von Meck also plans to publish the books Mozart and Tchaikovsky and The Tchaikovsky Family.

Denis von Meck also plans to publish the books Mozart and Tchaikovsky and The Tchaikovsky Family.

Photo: Nikolai OBEREMCHENKO

Nadezhda von Meck was a well-known philanthropist who financially supported Peter Tchaikovsky for many years. By mutual agreement, they never met, but wrote each other more than a thousand letters. In one of them she wrote: “I protect you for the art that I adore, higher and better than which there is nothing in the world for me.”

– In their letters, they repeatedly discussed the possibility of becoming related, – says Denis Andreevich. – Nadezhda Filaretovna had two sons, and Peter Ilyich had four favorite nieces, and he described their character in detail in his letters, telling which of them would be better suited to which of his interlocutor’s sons.

But he considered the older nieces, and it so happened that she fell in love with Nikolai, the son of Nadezhda, the youngest of the sisters – Anechka. They met in Kiev, where Nadezhda Filaretovna sent her sons to meet Tchaikovsky’s nieces. Some time later, Nikolai made an offer to Anna in Pushkin’s Grotto, located in Kamenka, the von Meck estate. Now there is a literary-memorial museum of AS Pushkin and PI Tchaikovsky: they both visited this estate – of course, in different eras.

Denis von Meck said he presented his book

Denis von Meck said he presented his book “Pushkin and Tchaikovsky”

Photo: Nikolai OBEREMCHENKO

Denis von Meck spoke about what united these two Russian geniuses, who became famous all over the world, in his book “Pushkin and Tchaikovsky”, which was presented in Perm.

Photo: Nikolai OBEREMCHENKO

– Now the book is published in paper form, several copies will go to Perm libraries, – said Denis von Meck. -And in the summer, on Pushkin’s birthday, the electronic version of the book will be widely available, absolutely free.

Denis von Meck also plans to publish the books Mozart and Tchaikovsky and The Tchaikovsky Family.

Photo: Nikolai OBEREMCHENKO

– The life of Peter Ilyich is an example of the fact that parents do not need to interfere too much in the fate of children, – he says. – As you know, at the insistence of his parents, he entered the Imperial School of Law and studied there for 9 years. He began serving in the Ministry of Justice, then dropped out of law school and entered the conservatory. Although relatives did not support his decision, as professions related to music were not considered worthy of the nobility.

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