News and events

28.08.2020
On August 28, guests of the historical restaurant "Literary cafe" will see performances by the best artists, the theme of the speech of the master of artistic words will be dedicated to the poet's Muse, Natalia Nikolaevna Goncharova

On August 28, the historic restaurant "Literary cafe" performances of the best artists of the St. Petersburg scene will feature musical masterpieces of the world culture, topic of masters of artistic word will be devoted to the Muse of the poet, Natalia Nikolaevna Goncharova, wife of A. S. Pushkin (1812)

August 27 - Born Natalia Nikolaevna Goncharova, wife of A. S. Pushkin (1812).

Natalia Nikolaevna Pushkina, nee Goncharova, was born on the day of the battle of Borodino. She was an intelligent, educated woman who knew several foreign languages-German, French, she was well versed in painting, knew music. Its main advantage was that it had "poetic beauty". She was not without reason the poet's chosen wife, Pushkin's wife - she was an ordinary Russian woman of genius.

In addition, she was considered the best chess player in St. Petersburg, tried her hand at poetry, and she was also a dashing rider.

In the winter of 1828-1829, at one of the balls of the famous dance master Johel in Moscow, A. S. Pushkin first met 16-year-old N. N. Goncharova. He fell in love with her at first sight. The first offer to Natalia's parents was rejected, because they referred to their daughter's youth.

On may 6, 1830, the long-awaited engagement took place, and on February 18, 1831, the wedding took place. "My wife is lovely, and the more I live with her, the more I love this sweet, pure, kind creature, which I have not deserved in front of God," the poet wrote. He dedicated the poem "Madona" to Natalia Nikolaevna, shared his creative plans with her, wrote her letters from numerous trips, told her about new acquaintances, etc. Natalia Nikolaevna also helped him in literary matters, maintaining contacts with publishers of books and magazines. Many carried tributes of admiration and love at her feet, but she loved her husband and seemed happy in her married life.

For a long time, Natalia Nikolaevna was considered the culprit of Pushkin's death, but time put everything in its place. And it was not Natalya Nikolaevna's fault, but her grief that her husband's early death had so soon separated them.

After the tragic duel, Pushkin thought only of his wife, worried about her future life without him. After the death of the poet, Natalia went with her children (Alexander, Gregory, Maria and Natalia) to the estate of her older brother, the Linen factory, where she lived for about two years. In 1844, she married for the second time the commander of the capital's Horse regiment, major General Pyotr Petrovich Lansky.

Natalia Nikolaevna was a great mother, she took touching care of her children from Pushkin and her daughters from her second marriage (Alexandra, Sophia and Elizabeth) and saw the meaning of her life in this. She devoted her entire life to children, managed to raise them worthy of the name of the great father, and left a good memory in the families of her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

In 1863, Natalia Nikolaevna died after catching a cold during a trip to her grandson's christening.

21.08.2020
On August 21, the historic restaurant "Literary cafe" waiting for the performances of the best artists of the St. Petersburg scene, topic of masters of artistic word will be devoted to the work of William K. Kuchelbecker - poet

August 21, the historic restaurant "Literary cafe" performances of the best artists of the St. Petersburg scene will feature musical masterpieces of the world culture, topic of masters of artistic word will be devoted to the work of William K. Kuchelbecker, poet, playwright and critic, Lyceum friend of A. S. Pushkin (1797)

August 23, 1797 was born Wilhelm Karlovich kiichelbecker was a poet, playwright, critic, Lyceum friend of A. S. Pushkin.

He came from a family of Saxon noblemen. I spent my childhood in Estonia. In 1808, the boy was sent to a private boarding school in Verreau, and three years later, on the recommendation of Barclay de Tolly, he entered the Tsarskoye Selo Lyceum, where Delvig and Pushkin became his friends.

Friendship with Pushkin linked him all his life, starting from the walls of the Lyceum. After graduating from this institution (awarded a silver medal), he served in the Board of foreign Affairs, taught Russian and Latin. In 1820-1821, he was on a foreign trip, and gave public lectures in Paris on Russian literature, in which he spoke about the need for political changes in Russia (the lectures were interrupted by the order of the Russian Embassy). In 1822, he served in the Caucasus as an official of special assignments under General A. p. Yermolov. In November 1825, K was accepted. Ryleev in the Northern society of Decembrists. During the Decembrist uprising on December 14, 1825 in St. Petersburg, he shot at Grand Duke Mikhail Pavlovich, tried to build soldiers for a counterattack. After the uprising was suppressed, he tried to flee abroad, but was arrested in Warsaw. He was sentenced to death, commuted to hard labor, which he served in Dinaburg, Sveaborg and other fortresses. Since 1836, it was located on a settlement in Siberia.

Kuchelbecker's early poems appeared in 1815. These were elegiac poems inspired by the poetry of V. Zhukovsky. The period of exile and imprisonment shows that he is true to his former Hobbies in poetry ("On the death of Yakubovich", "Elegy" and others).

14.08.2020
On 14 August, the historic restaurant "Literary cafe" performances of the best artists will feature musical masterpieces of the world culture, topic of masters of artistic word will be devoted to the work of the publisher Anton Antonovich Delvig

On 14 August, the historic restaurant "Literary cafe" performances of the best artists of the St. Petersburg scene will feature musical masterpieces of the world culture, topic of masters of artistic word will be devoted to the work of the publisher Anton Antonovich Delvig (1798 -1831), critic and journalist, Lyceum friend of A. S. Pushkin)

August 17, 1798 - Anton Antonovich Delvig's birthday. This is a fine Russian poet and writer. Lyceum friend of Alexander Pushkin.

He came from an old but impoverished family of Russified Livonia barons. He studied in a private boarding school, and in 1811 was brought to St. Petersburg to enter the newly opened Tsarskoye Selo Lyceum. At the entrance exam, he met A. S. Pushkin; the acquaintance soon developed into friendship. According to Pushkin's memoirs, Delvig developed slowly at the Lyceum, not differing in his abilities for science; however, laziness and phlegm were combined with his vivacity of mind and imagination, independence of behavior, and an early awakened love for poetry. Delvig is fond Of G. R. Derzhavin, knows well published V. A. Russian Russian literature (according to the Director of the Lyceum E. A. Engelhardt, he knows it better than all his friends).

After graduating from the Lyceum, Delvig served in various departments, and since 1820-as an assistant librarian in the Public library under the command of I. A. Krylov, but the main time is given to literary studies.

I began to publish my poems, which I started writing at the Lyceum, after graduation from the Lyceum. Delvig is the author of the Lyceum hymn "Farewell song of the pupils of the Tsarskoye Selo Lyceum" (1817). in poetry, he continued the original classical traditions (K. batyushkova, etc.). the Main genres of his lyrics are imitations of ancient Greek poets and poems in the spirit of Russian folk songs. Delvig was interested in antiquity. Pushkin wrote that in his poems " there is an unusual sense of harmony and that classical harmony, which he never changed."

Since 1825, Delvig published the almanac "Northern flowers" (1825-1831). This almanac is considered the best almanac of Pushkin's time. And since 1830, he (together with A. Pushkin) publishes the Literary Gazette (1830-1831). Both publications United poets of the Pushkin circle and defended their positions in the literary struggle of the 20s. In the "Literary Gazette," anonymously published poems and prose of convicted Decembrists (V. Kuchelbecker, A. Odoevsky, N. and A. Bestuzhevykh).

Delvig experienced the defeat of the December 1825 uprising as a personal drama. He sympathized with the convicts and came to say goodbye to his friends on the day of the execution and expulsion on July 13, 1826. After 1825, his poetry took on a tragic tone, although he does not write political poems. An example of this is the poem "the End of the Golden age"(1828), in which the poet writes about the collapse of the harmonious age.

In addition, Delvig in the 30s acts as a critic and polemicist, he promotes high aesthetic criteria for writers of the younger generation, asserting the principles of the literary school of Pushkin.

Some of Anton Delvig's songs are set to the music of "Nightingale" (music by A. Alyabiev), "Not an autumn fine rain" (music by M. Glinka), "Sang, sang ptashechka..." music by A. Rubinstein.

He died on January 26, 1831 in St. Petersburg after a few days of colds. Delvig's early death was a shock to his entire entourage, most of all to Pushkin.

07.08.2020
On 7 August, the historic restaurant "Literary cafe" performances of the best artists of the St. Petersburg scene will feature musical masterpieces of the world culture, the theme of the performances will be dedicated to the birth of V. I. Lebedev–Kumach

On August 7, guests of the historical restaurant "Literary cafe" will see performances by the best artists of the St. Petersburg stage, musical masterpieces of world culture will be performed, the theme of performances will be dedicated to the work of the birth Of V. I. Lebedev–Kumach (1898-1949), a poet–songwriter.

5 August 2018 - 120 years since the birth of V. I. Lebedev–Kumach (1898-1949), poet and songwriter.

27.03.2020
On March 27, the theme of the speech of the master of the artistic word will be devoted to the work of Ivan Ivanovich Panayev.

On March 27, the historic restaurant "Literary cafe" performances of the best artists of the St. Petersburg scene will feature musical masterpieces of the world culture, topic of masters of artistic word will be devoted to works of Ivan Ivanovich Panayev.

On March 27, 1812, Ivan Ivanovich Panaev was born — a Russian writer, literary critic, and journalist.

20.03.2020
On March 20, the theme of the speech of the master of the artistic word will be dedicated to the work of Alexander Vertinsky.

March 20, the historic restaurant "Literary cafe" performances of the best artists of the St. Petersburg scene will feature musical masterpieces of the world culture, topic of masters of artistic word will be devoted to the work of Alexander Nikolayevich Vertinsky.

On March 21, 1889, Alexander Vertinsky was born. he was an outstanding Russian and Soviet pop artist, film actor, composer, poet and singer, and a pop idol of the first half of the XX century.

13.03.2020
On March 13, the theme of the speech of the master of the artistic word will be dedicated to the work of Nikolai Mikhailovich Yazykov.

March 13, the historic restaurant "Literary cafe" performances of the best artists of the St. Petersburg scene will feature musical masterpieces of the world culture, topic of masters of artistic word will be devoted to the works of Nikolay Mikhailovich Yazykov.

Russian poet of the romantic era, one of the brightest representatives of the Golden age of Russian poetry, was born on March 16, 1803.