Letter 3075a

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Date 11/23 October 1886
Addressed to Zinayda Laroche
Where written Maydanovo
Language Russian
Autograph Location Klin (Russia): Tchaikovsky State Memorial Musical Museum-Reserve (a3, No. 3346)
Publication Неизвестный Чайковский (2009), p. 176
Notes Previously thought to date from 1889 (where numbered 3992a)

Text and Translation

Russian text
English translation
By Brett Langston
Зинаиде Германовне Ларош

Хотя у Вас есть, мой портрет, но, может быть, Вам интересно будет узнать, что и иногда бываю похож на военачальника или министра.

You already have my portrait, but perhaps you may be interested to learn that sometimes I resemble a military commander or a minister [1].

Notes and References

  1. With this letter Tchaikovsky enclosed a copy of Photograph No. 53 (taken the previous summer in Paris by Charles Reutlinger) with an inscription to Zinayda Laroche of this date.