Letter 600

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Date between 11/23 September and 24 September/6 October 1877
Addressed to Karl Albrecht
Where written Moscow
Language Russian
Autograph Location Moscow (Russia): Russian National Museum of Music (ф. 37, No. 21)
Publication П. И. Чайковский. Полное собрание сочинений, том VI (1961), p. 174

Text and Translation

Russian text
English translation
By Brett Langston

Если у тебя есть место, не возьмёшь ли подателя сего пись[ма] Михайлу.

Твой П. Ч.

If you have a place, could you not take on the bearer of this letter, Mikhail [1].

Yours, P. T.

Notes and References

  1. Following his marriage, Tchaikovsky was no longer able to employ two servants, and so in Letter 588, dated 20 July/1 August 1877, he informed the elder brother, Mikhail Sofronov, that his services would be no longer required. The present letter appears to have been written while Tchaikovsky had returned to Moscow (between 11/23 September and 24 September/6 October 1877) in an attempt to seek alternative employment for Mikhail Sofronov with his friend and colleague Karl Albrecht. The latter had mistakenly dated this letter to 1876.