|Date||29 February/12 March 1884|
|Addressed to||Pyotr Jurgenson|
|Autograph Location||Klin (Russia): Tchaikovsky State Memorial Musical Museum-Reserve (a3, No. 2483)|
|Publication|| (1970), p. 333|
(1998), p.199 (with German translation)
Text and Translation
By Luis Sundkvist
|Expédie tout de suite à mes frais Paris 6 Boulevard Clichy parties et partitions «Capriccio Italien» et «Suite caractéristique». Il faut 10 part[ies] de violons, 6 part[ies] de altos, violoncelles, basses. Adresse Benjamin Godard.
|Send immediately, at my expense, to Paris, 6 Boulevard Clichy, the parts and scores of the "Italian Capriccio" and "Suite caractéristique". They require 10 parts for violins, 6 parts for violas, cellos, double-basses. Address to Benjamin Godard .
Notes and References
- While in Berlin Tchaikovsky received a letter from the French composer Benjamin Godard, a founding member of the Union Internationale des Compositeurs. In this letter, dated 22 February 1884 [N.S.], Godard asked Tchaikovsky to send all the necessary orchestral parts for the Italian Capriccio, so that it could be performed at one of the newly-founded Union's series of concerts in the Palais du Trocadéro between April and June 1884. (For more details see the notes for Letter 2453a to Alfred Bruneau, 11/23 March 1884.) As this telegram shows, Tchaikovsky was keen for Parisian audiences to hear not just the Italian Capriccio, but also the Suite No. 2, which he had completed just a few months earlier.