Velikii kniaz' Konstantin Konstantinovich, poet i grazhdanin. K 150-letiiu so dnia rozhdeniia (Grand Prince Konstantin Konstantinovich, poet and citizen [Published on the occasion of] 150th anniversary of his birth); -- : 150-. T. Ivanova L. Koval'.
Velikii kniaz' Konstantin Konstantinovich, poet i grazhdanin. K 150-letiiu so dnia rozhdeniia (Grand Prince Konstantin Konstantinovich, poet and citizen [Published on the occasion of] 150th anniversary of his birth); -- : 150-
Velikii kniaz' Konstantin Konstantinovich, poet i grazhdanin. K 150-letiiu so dnia rozhdeniia (Grand Prince Konstantin Konstantinovich, poet and citizen [Published on the occasion of] 150th anniversary of his birth); -- : 150-
Velikii kniaz' Konstantin Konstantinovich, poet i grazhdanin. K 150-letiiu so dnia rozhdeniia (Grand Prince Konstantin Konstantinovich, poet and citizen [Published on the occasion of] 150th anniversary of his birth); -- : 150-

Velikii kniaz' Konstantin Konstantinovich, poet i grazhdanin. K 150-letiiu so dnia rozhdeniia (Grand Prince Konstantin Konstantinovich, poet and citizen [Published on the occasion of] 150th anniversary of his birth); -- : 150-

St. Petersburg: Pavlovsk, 2008. Pb. This catalogue of Pavlovsk Palace Museum shows the multifaceted character and varied interests of the grand prince who fostered theater, literature, and music and not only for the leisured class — Konstantin organized musical, theatrical, and literary circles in the army, among his fellow officers, who would be not only spectators but participants. An accomplished poet, Konstantin published in 1907 an album-compilation bound by Fabergé of his translations and poems, some of which were put to music and became part of the concert repertoire. Signed editions and correspondence testify to his acquaintance with leading cultural figures of his age, including Fet, Dostoevsky, Glazunov, and Tchaikovsky. Other documents attest to his role as head of the Academy of Sciences and one of the founders of the Institute of Russia Literature (Pushkin House). 149 p., 20 cm, approx. 100 b/w illus. (some color), Rus. with summary in ENGLISH. Item #1284

In such poems as "The poor soul didn't make it" (Umer bedniaga) Grand Prince Konstantin Konstantinovich showed sympathy for the lot of the common soldier. Translating Shakespeare and rallying efforts to publish Pushkin's works, he advanced philology. He revered his great literary contemporaries like Dostoevskii and Goncharov and cultivated an acquaintance with great composers like Glazunov and Tchaikovsky. The photographs, prints and manuscripts published in this catalogue of an exhibition at Pavlovsk Museum-Preserve impart the many aspects of his life and evoke Russian cultural life of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Run: 500.

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