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  1. Anton: Chapter 12

    Anton did become another person.
    It was not that Anton refused to talk of the incident, but in fact he did on many occasions. But when he talked, it was always with a bitter tongue. He sank into drink further and further, skipping more days at Conservatory, and Sergei began to be very frightened for him. He knew it was time to say something important to him, to lift his spirits.
    It was a cold Fall afternoon, and the sun was no longer to be seen behind the street buildings. Sergei and
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  2. Anton: Chapter 11

    Although Anton was sad to part with Katerina now, he did not expect the silence of correspondence that followed in the 3 months of summer. No letters, no messengers came of any kind. The silence was deafening for him.
    Concert engagements came and went, and he made a very decent profit over the summer, almost 1,000 roubles, and his Suite for 2 Pianos was undoubtedly hailed as his best work yet. This disappointed him a bit, since he loved his larger works as well, particularly his symphony,
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  3. Anton: Chapter 10

    The next day, Anton asked one of his servants to go to Katerina's home at noon with the letter, which he signed his name on as well as her own. It would be for her eyes only, no matter who answered at the door.
    When the messenger came back, he reported that only Katerina was there to see, and she immediately sequestered herself back into the house without a word. All Anton could do was wait. But what was there to wait for? Should he expect a response? Furthermore, did he want one? She didn't
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  4. Anton: Chapter 9

    Classes were soon over at Conservatory, and Anton meant to have many engagements over the summer. He wanted to compose as much as he could, especially work on his opera, and do a series of concerts as pianist with some chamber groups, in particular get his Suite for 2 Pianos out into the public.
    Anton continued meeting with Katerina Karlovna on sparing occasions, mostly at her home. They would talk and enjoy sharing music with each other, and soon it all led to developing on their life stories.
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    Updated Sep-08-2013 at 22:52 by Huilunsoittaja

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  5. Anton: Chapter 8

    Some weeks past, and finally Piotr Ilyich arrived back in Moscow. For once, he was relatively free of international engagements, and decided to spend time in Moscow seeing some of his own works performed. Anton took this chance.
    Piotr Ilyich's Serenade for Strings was to be programmed for one concert in particular, and Anton had the great fortune of his one symphony on the same program. He gave a letter to Katarina that it would be the perfect chance for her to meet Piotr Ilyich, as well
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