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Russian lawyer and jurist (b. 1840; d. 15/28 March 1915), born '''''Fyodor Ivanovich Maslov''''' (Федор Иванович Маслов).
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Russian lawyer and jurist (b. 1840; d. 15/28 March 1915), born '''''Fyodor Ivanovich Maslov''''' (Фёдор Иванович Маслов).
  
 
A contemporary of Tchaikovsky's at the Imperial School of Jurisprudence in [[Saint Petersburg]] during the 1850s, and a colleague of the composer's at the Ministry of Justice from 1860 to 1861, Fyodor Maslov moved to [[Moscow]] with his sisters in 1869. Despite his liberal views, he rose to become chairman of the judicial service for the [[Moscow]] region. Maslov was considered an outstanding expert in Russian and European law, and he was also a fine raconteur and amateur poet. Among his other hobbies were music, history, philosophy, genealogy, astronomy, numismatics, photography, book collecting, and travelling. The composer [[Sergey Taneyev]] became a very close friend of Maslov, to whose scrutiny he often submitted his works, as well as of Fyodor's sisters [[Anna Maslova|Anna]], [[Varvara Maslova|Varvara]], and [[Sofya Maslova|Sofya]], and his brother Nikolay (1853-1920). [[Taneyev]] spent many happy summers on the Maslovs' estate Selishche, in Oryol province. It was there that he worked on his opera ''Oresteia'' from 1882 to 1894, and on his book ''Convertible Counterpoint in the Strict Style'' from 1887 to 1906. [[Lev Tolstoy]]'s wife, the countess Sofya Andreyevna, was another frequent guest at Selishche in the 1890s, and her husband would later borrow books from Fyodor Maslov's extensive library when working on the novel ''Resurrection'' (1899) and the story ''Haiji Murad'' (1904).
 
A contemporary of Tchaikovsky's at the Imperial School of Jurisprudence in [[Saint Petersburg]] during the 1850s, and a colleague of the composer's at the Ministry of Justice from 1860 to 1861, Fyodor Maslov moved to [[Moscow]] with his sisters in 1869. Despite his liberal views, he rose to become chairman of the judicial service for the [[Moscow]] region. Maslov was considered an outstanding expert in Russian and European law, and he was also a fine raconteur and amateur poet. Among his other hobbies were music, history, philosophy, genealogy, astronomy, numismatics, photography, book collecting, and travelling. The composer [[Sergey Taneyev]] became a very close friend of Maslov, to whose scrutiny he often submitted his works, as well as of Fyodor's sisters [[Anna Maslova|Anna]], [[Varvara Maslova|Varvara]], and [[Sofya Maslova|Sofya]], and his brother Nikolay (1853-1920). [[Taneyev]] spent many happy summers on the Maslovs' estate Selishche, in Oryol province. It was there that he worked on his opera ''Oresteia'' from 1882 to 1894, and on his book ''Convertible Counterpoint in the Strict Style'' from 1887 to 1906. [[Lev Tolstoy]]'s wife, the countess Sofya Andreyevna, was another frequent guest at Selishche in the 1890s, and her husband would later borrow books from Fyodor Maslov's extensive library when working on the novel ''Resurrection'' (1899) and the story ''Haiji Murad'' (1904).
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==Correspondence with Tchaikovsky==
 
==Correspondence with Tchaikovsky==
One letter from Tchaikovsky to Fyodor Maslov has survived, dating from 1882:
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One letter from Tchaikovsky to Fyodor Maslov has survived, dating from 1882, and has been translated into English on this website:
* [[Letter 2074]] – 10/22 August 1882, from [[Moscow]] (addressed jointly to Fyodor and to [[Anna Maslova]], [[Sofya Maslova]] and [[Varvara Maslova]]).
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* '''[[Letter 2074]]''' – 10/22 August 1882, from [[Moscow]] (addressed jointly to Fyodor and to [[Anna Maslova]], [[Sofya Maslova]] and [[Varvara Maslova]]).
  
 
==Bibliography==
 
==Bibliography==

Latest revision as of 23:48, 15 January 2020

Fyodor Maslov (1840-1915) is seated at the table in the centre of the photograph, which shows him together with (from left to right) his sisters Varvara and Anna, the composer Sergey Taneyev, and brother Nikolay Maslov

Russian lawyer and jurist (b. 1840; d. 15/28 March 1915), born Fyodor Ivanovich Maslov (Фёдор Иванович Маслов).

A contemporary of Tchaikovsky's at the Imperial School of Jurisprudence in Saint Petersburg during the 1850s, and a colleague of the composer's at the Ministry of Justice from 1860 to 1861, Fyodor Maslov moved to Moscow with his sisters in 1869. Despite his liberal views, he rose to become chairman of the judicial service for the Moscow region. Maslov was considered an outstanding expert in Russian and European law, and he was also a fine raconteur and amateur poet. Among his other hobbies were music, history, philosophy, genealogy, astronomy, numismatics, photography, book collecting, and travelling. The composer Sergey Taneyev became a very close friend of Maslov, to whose scrutiny he often submitted his works, as well as of Fyodor's sisters Anna, Varvara, and Sofya, and his brother Nikolay (1853-1920). Taneyev spent many happy summers on the Maslovs' estate Selishche, in Oryol province. It was there that he worked on his opera Oresteia from 1882 to 1894, and on his book Convertible Counterpoint in the Strict Style from 1887 to 1906. Lev Tolstoy's wife, the countess Sofya Andreyevna, was another frequent guest at Selishche in the 1890s, and her husband would later borrow books from Fyodor Maslov's extensive library when working on the novel Resurrection (1899) and the story Haiji Murad (1904).

Tchaikovsky was also on friendly terms with the Maslov family, and during his periodical visits to Moscow in later years he would sometimes dine at their house. He was invited to spend the summer with them at Selishche as well, but never got round to doing so.

Correspondence with Tchaikovsky

One letter from Tchaikovsky to Fyodor Maslov has survived, dating from 1882, and has been translated into English on this website:

Bibliography