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NOSTALGIA - NOTE OF PROTEST!

the Christmas tree of 1927 obviously amused the musician: topped with a five-pointed star it and in a form very reminded Spasskaya Tower of the Moscow Kremlin. Possibly, for this reason the musician also took seat a back to it; so in any case it was thought to the owner of the apartment Mikhail Bulgakov. No, it, certainly, was not a disrespect sign in the relations of great architecture; in the Kremlin there lived a difficult Owner who looked at the composer all eyes of the lit garlands. In the second half of 1920 probably in such form it was also accepted to ignore its presence in each Soviet house. At least, Bulgakov felt it “spinal cord“ …

the Released look the musician looked at a plate and spoke about the comprehended misfortunes. The writer who possibly had also no special reasons to be an optimist listened to the friend not less frenzied poddakivaniye: time really devilish …

one Week earlier Bulgakov` couple itself stayed with Alexander Spendiarov - they often visited each other - however, contrary to all efforts of the doctor mood of the musician, unlike his temperature, did not rise. About upset as piano keys a condition of the composer, also the book Serena of Kierkegaard “A death illness“ &ndash demonstrated; noticed by Bulgakov on the edge of a coffee table: My God! Let`s us go blind for things which do not nauchat virtue, and clear eyes for all your truth. Alexander Spendiarov called the great writer by the tuning fork.

It is unknown that was repaired by an ingenious tuning fork in the untuned piano, however Alexander Spendiarov`s mood gradually began to wake up at that “Christmas“ evening and approached the level of a mercury column: the total harmony of soul and body. The musician changed and began to speak in major tones about Armenia and outstanding progress of the homeland. Mikhail Bulgakov listened to the live story of the musician with interest: it always - from Vladikavkaz had many Armenian friends - and validly it was curious to it to know that it really happens behind far ridge. However, one circumstance especially oppressed the writer: sharp change of moods - it is always dangerous; especially, Bulgakov understood that the friend indulges in wishful thinking.

At least, in some cases …

the Daughter of the composer Marin possessed uncommon creative abilities. Besides it trained Bulgakov in English: Mikhail Afanasyevich was going to leave the Soviet Union together with the spouse long ago; Lyubov Evgenyevna already submitted two applications, and in July, 1929 already writer will address Stalin: “… my forces cracked, without having been able to exist more, badgered, knowing that neither to be printed, nor I can be put more within the USSR, brought to nervous breakdown, I address you and I ask your petition before the Government of the USSR for exile me out of borders of the USSR together with the wife of the L. Bulgakova who to it joins the application“. Long time the married couple fondly hoped for favor of the Owner who that winter evening 1927 watched a house situation multi-colored eyes of the lit garlands: the right eye at it black, left - for some reason green …

“Marina Aleksandrovna always was the focus of attention - it not only taught us English, but also sang, danced, showed artistic gift“, - Lyubov Bulgakova will remember later. However, at the daughter will be what to remember from this evening: “Struck me that it all sad and hung. It was all in itself(himself), in the gloomy thoughts, and did not leave the world gloomy at that time. Then, somehow unexpectedly for all of us passed to praise of Armenia. It was felt that to sutolochny Moscow he very much missed it“. Mikhail Bulgakov listened to the live story of the musician with interest: it always - from Vladikavkaz had many Armenian friends - and validly it was curious to it to know that it really happens behind far ridge. Then it as the doctor will make the diagnosis - Nostalgia!

The well-known surname of Spendiarov in Taurida has this illness, traditional for Armenians, long ago. The musician was born on November 1, 1871 in the Crimean town of Kakhovka where during the Crimean war and the grandfather of future founder of national composer school and Armenian symphonic style Auxentius Spendiaryan got over in 1855; war compelled it was to leave a piece of Armenia “the Recop - Armyansk“. However, Alexander`s father - Stepanos (Afanasy) will never depart from national roots; marries the grandniece of Hovhaness Ayvazovsky - to Varvara Leonidovna; naturally, Spendiarov` family was on friendly terms with the great marine painter. The composer`s father very much cares for that children Leonid and Alexander learned Armenian, literature and history. In 1880, 9 summer Sasha will write to Afanasy Avksentyevich from Semfiropol: “Dear father! I already study on - Russian and on - Armenian, and I will write to you on soon - Armenian“.

He of course will keep the word pledged to the father: will write the first samples of symphonic music in Armenian and will glorify for the whole world national musical art. But before the composer still has to study comprehensively the Armenian culture and open for himself a lot of unexpected: there are we age-mates of Babylon and Assyria: The Sebastiysky cohort faced my compatriots. History of the Homeland will be comprehended in Moscow, in a circle of the Armenian families - professor Nerses Nersesov, the banker Dzhamgarov, the lawyer Yury Gambarov, the eminent public figure Grigor Dzhanshiyev, the doctor of medicine Sergey Shaginyants - the father of the surprising girl by the name of Marietta. In 1890 brothers will write to the father: “Now we are such Armenians that keep!“. In Nersesov`s house also the remarkable romance of the composer “To a rose“ will be born; he will hear the famous poet Alexander Tsaturyan and already next day the romance will be ready …

B 1916 Alexander Spendiarov in Tiflis: in catastrophic years in life of the Armenian people it comes to the traditional center of national culture: to Hovhaness Tumanyan, Martiros Saryan … the last will inform the composer that Grechaninov is going to write the opera on a plot of the poem of Hovhaness Tumanyan of “Anush“: “I told about it to Alexander Afanasyevich wishing to wound his patriotic self-esteem, - the great painter remembered. - I think that I achieved a goal“. Later he will begin to write the opera “Almast“ …

the Christmas tree of 1927 obviously amused the musician: topped with a five-pointed star she very reminded Spasskaya Tower of the Moscow Kremlin. Possibly, for this reason the musician also took seat a back to it. It all was shipped in itself(himself), and did not leave the gloomy world. Then, unexpectedly for all passed to praise of Armenia. Mikhail Bulgakov listened to the live story of the musician with interest: he as the doctor knows the diagnosis - Nostalgia! Die of it.

the Outstanding musician Alexander Spendiarov needed to live several months.

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Arys Kazinyan.

From the book “ 100 conducted. Armenians of the 20th century “

Moscow, 2007.