Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Viardot, Viardot, and Turgenev

Pauline Viardot and Ivan Turgenev

Louis Viardot

After reading the Turgenev Story The Song of Triumphant Love, I find myself thinking, once again about the very interesting friendship/relationship between Pauline Viardot, Louis Viardot, and Ivan Turgenev.

Here's a cartoon of Pauline Viardot and Ivan Turgenev by an unnamed artist

Isn't there an uncanny resemblance between Pauline Viardot and Maria Ewing?

1 comment:

Erin said...

A lovely woman I know here in London wrote a great novel starting with this story - I think you might like it: