Letter 2004

Tchaikovsky Research
Date between 5/17 April and 16/28 April 1882
Addressed to Anna Avramova
Where written Moscow
Language Russian
Autograph Location Klin (Russia): Tchaikovsky State Memorial Musical Museum-Reserve (a3, No. 1)
Publication П. И. Чайковский. Полное собрание сочинений, том XI (1966), p. 101

Text and Translation

Russian text
English translation
By Brett Langston
Добрейшая Анна Константиновна!

Можете ли Вы сомневаться, что и Юргенсоны и я будем очень рады, если Вы приедете прослушать моё трио и провести с нами вечер.

Искренне Вас уважающий,

П. Чайковский

Be in no doubt that both the Jurgensons [1] and I will be very glad if you come to hear my trio [2] and spend the evening with us.

With sincere respect for you,

P. Tchaikovsky

Notes and References

  1. Tchaikovsky is referring to the brothers Pyotr Jurgenson and Osip Jurgenson.
  2. The first public performance of Tchaikovsky's Piano Trio in A minor, Op. 50, had taken place on 11/23 March 1882, while he was travelling abroad. This private performance at Pyotr Jurgenson's apartment in Moscow, was given in the composer's honour, some time between 5/17 and 16/28 April 1882. Afterwards Tchaikovsky made some revisions that were subsequently incorporated into the published score of the trio.