"Some, after watching my stories, eagerly asked what was so interesting that I went to the International House of Music on Monday. ???You can’t call it a play or a concert, a show or a performance sounds pathetic and ridiculous… It is difficult to find the right definition, perhaps the performance will be the most successful name for the "Tsvetaeva Gala".
I thought it would be an ordinary literary evening in honor of the 125th anniversary of Tsvetaeva’s birth: reading poems, stories from her biography, memoirs of contemporaries… To be honest, Marina Ivanovna is far from my favorite poet: her work is alien to me, her love relationships with men and women cause misunderstanding, and her final act — suicide in evacuation in Yelabuga — bewilderment. She has a husband, children, and a sister…
But on Monday evening I decided to "get out of my comfort zone" and go to Tsvetaeva: invitations to the only show, seats in the front row, and even with Maria Aronova in the title role, why not?
The inimitable Maria Aronova and her equally talented son Vladislav Gandrabura, accompanied by a symphony orchestra, opened a new page in Tsvetaeva’s life for me.
He is 18, he is an aspiring poet, very secretive and original. She is 34 — she is a famous poet whose poems are permeated with homesickness, thoughts of death, and loneliness… They met in Paris, in exile, he came to her for a book and remained in her life forever — in letters. ✉️ Messages filled with passion and tenderness, intellectual humor and screaming pain, care and so reverently cherished desire to spend a warm September by the sea together.
But fortune decreed otherwise: "the two of them were never destined to be free." He was 25 when he was hit by a train, she was 48 when she passed away, outliving him by 7 years. Their correspondence was published quite recently — "Tsvetaeva M., Gronsky N. A few heartbeats" and is available to everyone today.
Well, I’ve been full of thoughts about the Tsvetaeva Gala for 3 days, the tabs on the phone are full of her last name, and a trip to the poetess’s museum is planned in the calendar."