The Moscow tour of Liszt


This paper deals with Liszt’s tour in Moscow in 1843. It brings into common use the E. V. Filatyeva’s diary — the archival source which fragments are published for the first time. Thanks to Filatyeva’s reports it is possible to supply the lacks of the information on repertoire performed by Liszt in Moscow, on visits which he paid, on drawing-room conversations with him, on his acts of charity. These materials given in constant comparison to other, known documents on Liszt’s sojourn in Moscow essentially enrich our notion of the great pianist and how the Moscow public welcomed him.