Letter 338

Tchaikovsky Research
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Date between 4/16 and 10/22 February 1874
Addressed to Vasily Bessel
Where written Moscow
Language Russian
Autograph Location Moscow (Russia): Russian National Museum of Music (ф. 42, No. 244)
Publication П. И. Чайковский. Полное собрание сочинений, том V (1959), p. 342

Text and Translation

Russian text
English translation
By Brett Langston
Любезный друг Василий Васильевич!

Ради Бога, дай мне известие о клавираусцуге. Мне будет очень совестно перед Направником, если клавираусцуге не получится к второй неделе поста.

Твой П. Чайковский

Gracious friend
Vasily Vasilyevich!

For God's sake, let me know about the piano reduction. I will be most embarrassed before Nápravník if this [1] were not available by the second week of Lent.

Yours P. Tchaikovsky

Notes and References

  1. The arrangement for voices and piano of the opera The Oprichnik, which was required for rehearsals of the first production at the Mariinsky Theatre in Saint Petersburg, conducted by Eduard Nápravník.