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I will come to Dilijan for some 10 days, to complete the "Anoush". Komitas' letter to Toumanyan - Armenian National Music (anmmedia.am)
I will come to Dilijan for some 10 days, to complete the "Anoush". Komitas' letter to Toumanyan

Published: Jun 11 2020, 19:26

Author: ANM Media
We present you Komitas' letter to Hovhannes Toumanyan, where he writes about the "Anush" opera.

"Dear Hovhannes,

You didn't come to Etchmiadzin, you got afraid of mosquitos. What is this tiny mosquito thing anyway that man should fear it? I would have found you such accommodation that not even the mosquito’s brother and its offspring could enter. I've nothing to say. If you want to go to Dilijan, it's OK. Don't worry about the piano, the main purpose of our meeting is to complete the poem with its characters and its songs, in other words - to write the libretto. The musical part of the opera I will finish only in Etchmiadzin, in my room, where I have all the facilities to create music. I will tell you my detailed plans when I meet you, you know, it's difficult to write about music.

I am also busy right now, I have some deadlines for various European newspapers till the end of the month. Then I will be freer. I decided to spend this summer in Etchmiadzin, but I will come to Dilijan for some 10 days, to complete the "Anoush". 

Send my special regards to DuchessTumanyan. And my loving regards to you, your wife, and your kids. 

With kisses,
yours Komitas"

8 June 1908, Holy Etchmiadzin