Eugene E. Simpson's Travels in Russia, 1910 and 1912

Eugene E. Simpson's Travels in Russia, 1910 and 1912

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1916 edition. Excerpt: ...Dr. 1Ierenyi took his own copy of this book to the bookbinder and had the leaves of the folio carefully removed to permit publication with this report. They were to be returned to the book after their brief "outing" in America. The reigning prince does not maintain an orchestra, nor any chamber music organization, yet his sincere interest in the Haydn tradition and his well known attitude toward present day Haydn pilgrims are fully attested by various acts. Indeed Dr. Merenyi's extraordinary kindness to a stranger must reflect a part of the Esterhazy policy. With the Haydn pilgrimage completed, the journey to the Nikisch house was resumed on the third day. After a slow, circuitous route over pretty country, one change of trains and another hour's run over a level and extraordinarily fertile farming section, Lebeny St. Miclos was reached and complications began anew. The present residents of the former Nikisch house knew just as little about Nikisch as the people of the sugar factory at the other St. Miclos. The woman of the house thought it improbable that any musician was ever born here, but could only give her knowledge that the old factory had been torn down many years ago, and she did not know how long the present residence had stood. She said the evidence of birth, if found at all, would be had from the pfarrer at the village church of St. Miclos, and that was a brisk half hour's walk from the railway station. As no conveyance was available, there was the walk along a finely shaded road and the entrance to the village was attractive, with its great trees, past the cemetery, interesting thatched cottages and uneven streets. The pfarrer was found and he was the next to be surprised by the news that...show more

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  • Paperback | 46 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 100g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236848160
  • 9781236848161