Letter 3329

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Date 26 August/7 September 1887
Addressed to Anatoly Brandukov
Where written Berlin
Language Russian
Autograph Location Klin (Russia): Tchaikovsky State Memorial Musical Museum-Reserve (a3, No. 23)
Publication П. И. Чайковский. Полное собрание сочинений, том XIV (1974), p. 199–200

Text and Translation

Russian text
English translation
By Brett Langston
26 августа 1887

Толичка! Я не успел кончить в Ахене пиэсу. Я отдам её в твоё распоряжение в Петербурге или в Москве при свиданьи. Вчера выехал из Ахена и принуждён был остановиться в Берлине, ибо немножко нездоровится. Обнимаю тебя. Под рукой нет твоего письма и потому принуждён адресовать Белярам.

Твой, П. Чайковский

Кажется, пиэса вышла неважная.

26 August 1887

Tolichka! I didn't manage to finish the piece [1] at Aachen. As you direct, I'll bring it to Petersburg or Moscow when we meet. Yesterday I left Aachen, and have been obliged to stop in Berlin, because I'm a little unwell. I hug you. Your letter isn't at hand [2] and so I'm obliged to address you via Belard [3].

Yours, P. Tchaikovsky

The piece seems to have turned out rather poorly.

Notes and References

  1. The Pezzo capriccioso for cello and orchestra, Op. 62. See also Letter 3317 to Anatoly Brandukov, 13/25 August 1887.
  2. This letter from Brandukov letter to Tchaikovsky has not survived.
  3. Belard was the proprietor of the Hôtel Richepanse in Paris, where Tchaikovsky habitually stayed during his visits.