Letter 232

Date 16/28 March 1871
Addressed to Ivan Klimenko
Where written Moscow
Language Russian
Autograph Location unknown
Publication П. И. Чайковский. Полное собрание сочинений, том V (1959), p. 254
Notes Manuscript copy in Klin (Russia): Tchaikovsky State Memorial Musical Museum-Reserve

Text and Translation

Russian text
English translation
By Brett Langston
Сегодня утром в Консерваторию явилась Малоземова с нарочною целью передать тебе от Лавровской билет на сегодняшний концерт. Очень жаль, что не застал тебя, хотел с тобой обедать.
Пётр Великий

This morning Malozemova turned up at the Conservatory with the sole intention of passing on to you a ticket from Lavrovskaya for today's concert [1]. It's a great pity she didn't catch you, as she wanted to have dinner with you.
Peter the Great

Notes and References

  1. Dated according to Ivan Klimenko's note on the manuscript copy ("first half of 1871"), and the fact that the first concert featuring Tchaikovsky's works took place in Moscow on 16/28 March 1871, with soloists including Yelizaveta Lavrovskaya.