|Date||13/25 March 1869|
|Addressed to||Mily Balakirev|
|Autograph Location||Saint Petersburg (Russia): National Library of Russia (ф. 834, ед. хр. 24)|
|Publication|| (1959), p. 157|
(1962), p. 126
Text and Translation
By Luis Sundkvist
|Ни Доор, ни Коссман приехать не могут. Благодарю за «Фатум». Сегодня напишу.
|Neither Door nor Cossmann can come . Thanks for Fatum . Writing today .
Notes and References
- In his letter to Tchaikovsky of 11/23 March 1869 Balakirev had mentioned that he had heard from Nikolay Rubinstein that the pianist Anton Door and the cellist Bernhard Cossmann (1822–1910), who were both then professors at the Moscow Conservatory, had expressed an interest in coming to Saint Petersburg to take part in one of the Russian Musical Society concerts there. Balakirev had asked Tchaikovsky to confirm whether they would definitely be coming. Balakirev's letter is included in: (1962), p. 125–126.
- In his letter to Tchaikovsky of 11/23 March 1869 Balakirev had promised to conduct the symphonic fantasia Fatum at the next Russian Musical Society concert in Saint Petersburg.
- See Letter 134 to Mily Balakirev, 13/25 March 1869.