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  1. A person, living the fate of the heroes of works of literature or music, learns to empathize with the heroes. And it develops its inner, spiritual world. Books and music teach you to think and analyze. They develop their horizons. Both literature and music instill a love for everything beautiful.

  2. Books and music are an integral part of a person, as in this he learns about himself and the world. Music is history. A love story that is sung in the words of a track can also be voiced in a book. Only books are needed for the mind, and music for the soul)

  3. In addition to the above, I can add that many composers and writers also closely communicated, shared their ideas, and inspired each other.

    For example, Leo Tolstoy. Already in his youth diary in 1847, he wrote that one of his main goals in life was to achieve ” perfection in music and painting.” These questions that worried him became the subject of his reflection in his treatise ” What is Art?”.

    Yasnaya Polyana was once visited by famous composers and performers of the late 19th and early 20th centuries: among them were Taneyev, Goldenweiser, Tchaikovsky, Arensky. A. Rubinstein, Chaliapin, and Scriabin visited Tolstoy's Moscow house. A. B. Goldenweiser's memoir book “Near Tolstoy” has been preserved, which describes the writer's musical tastes, his likes and dislikes. Also very valuable in this respect is the book by R. Rolland from the series” Lives of Great People ” about Leo Tolstoy, which in particular describes the writer's relationship to Beethoven's work.

    Read more in this video: “Leo TOLSTOY AND MUSIC: Likes and dislikes.”: https://youtu.be/5uyWY8vJ4Ng

  4. Often, a book can become a source of inspiration for a composer. They can see an interesting and fascinating story as a stage (opera or ballet) work. Let us recall the operas “The Queen of Spades” and” Eugene Onegin “by Pyotr Tchaikovsky, inspired by the works of Pushkin, Dmitry Smolsky's Beloursky operas “The Wild Hunt of King Stach” and “The Gray Legend”, created based on the stories of Vladimir Korotkevich, the ballet” The Nutcracker”, written under the impression of Hoffmann's magnificent New Year's fairy tale, and many many others.

    However, there are cases when the opposite happens: the writer is inspired by a piece of music. So, in Kuprin's story “The Garnet Bracelet”, the theme of the second movement of Beethoven's sonata is the leitmotif, and Leo Tolstoy's composition” Kreutzer Sonata ” is even named after the work of Beethoven again.

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