Danyl Ratgauz

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Danyl Ratgauz (1868-1937)

Russian poet (b. 25 January/6 February 1868 in Kharkov; d. 6 June 1937 in Prague), born Danyl Maksimovich Ratgauz (Даниил Максимович Ратгауз).

Settings of Works by Ratgauz

In 1892 Ratgauz — then a 24-year-old student at Kiev University — sent Tchaikovsky some of his poems in the hope that the composer might set them to music. The following year Tchaikovsky used half-a-dozen of them in his Six Romances, Op. 73.

Correspondence with Tchaikovsky

5 letters from Tchaikovsky to Danyl Ratgauz have survived, dating from 1892 to 1893, of which those highlighted in bold are available in English translations on this site:

8 letters from Ratgauz to the composer have survived, dating from 1892 and 1893.