Letter 133

Date 13/25 March 1869
Addressed to Mily Balakirev
Where written Moscow
Language Russian
Autograph Location Saint Petersburg (Russia): National Library of Russia (ф. 834, ед. хр. 24)
Publication П. И. Чайковский. Полное собрание сочинений, том V (1959), p. 157
Милий Алексеевич Балакирев. Воспоминания и письма (1962), p. 126
Notes Telegram

Text and Translation

Russian text
(original)
English translation
By Luis Sundkvist
Ни Доор, ни Коссман приехать не могут. Благодарю за «Фатум». Сегодня напишу.
Чайковский

Neither Door nor Cossmann can come [1]. Thanks for Fatum [2]. Writing today [3].
Tchaikovsky

Notes and References

  1. 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: Милий Алексеевич Балакирев. Воспоминания и письма (1962), p. 125–126.
  2. 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.
  3. See Letter 134 to Mily Balakirev, 13/25 March 1869.