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Pauline Viardot (Viardot-Garcia)

( famous singer and author of many musical works)

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daughter of singer Manuel Garcia, sister of the famous Malibran. Born July 6, 1821, Mr.. in Paris, singing lessons from his father's piano playing - at the Liszt songs - from the Reich. With magnificent mezzo-soprano extremely broad range and great stage talent, Viardot from 1837. began performing in concerts, and two years later once won a prominent position in London and Paris opera houses, differing mainly in the repertoire of Russia. In 1840, Mr.. She married Louis Viardot, and in the following years, visited Madrid, Vienna, Berlin, Edinburgh, Dublin, London, Moscow, St. Petersburg (1843), everywhere with the brilliant success. In St. Petersburg she met with Turgenev, who became her friend and all who devoted their lives to the life of Viardot and her family. In 1849, Mr.. it created a party Fides in "The Prophet" Meyerbeer, in 1851. - The title role in "Sappho" by Gounod. In 1860, Mr.. She had tremendous success in the renewed ancient Gluck's opera "Orpheus". Wrote three comic opera based on Turgenev's libretto ( "L'ogre", . "Le dernier magicien", . "Trop de femmes"), . a series of romances with French texts, . Twelve songs - in Russian (Pushkin's, . Feta, . Tyutchev, . Lermontov, . Koltsov), . shifted to singing six mazurkas by Chopin,
. After leaving the scene in 1863, Viardot performed in concerts, often performing the works of Russian composers (thanks to her, among other things, on the west talk about Tchaikovsky). Under her leadership, received his musical education of a number of Russian and foreign singers. Talented singer, kompozitorsha, pianist, beautiful risovalschitsa, entertaining companion, who owned several excellent European languages, industrious, multifaceted, energetic and cheerful, she was a worthy friend of Turgenev. Many consider it the beginning of evil in the life of a writer, but she apparently had the right to say: "You are Russian, you do not know how much you are obliged to me that Turgenev continues to write and work. Neither line Turgenev a long time not reach the seal before he introduced me to her ". In the house Viardot, Turgenev and died, leaving a significant portion of his fortune, including ring-mascot Pushkin and the locket with the hair of the great poet, which she returned to Russia. Her correspondence with Turgenev published is not the whole. Viardot died in Paris in 1910, her three daughters known as the actress-singer, and her son, Paul, - as a talented violinist. - See: "Letters IS. Turgenev to Pauline Viardot "(Moscow, 1900); IS. Turgenev "Unpublished letter to Madame Viardot and his friends" (Moscow, 1900), Turgenev's letter to her in New Times in 1906, "Cosmopolis" in 1906, "Russian Gazette", "Messenger of Europe in 1911 , H. Gutyar "IS. Turgenev and the family of V. Garcia ( "Herald of Europe, 1908); Ivan Tourgueneff," Lettres a madame V. ", publiees et annotees par E. Halperine-Kaminsky (AP, 1907). N. L.


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