Letter 2455a

Tchaikovsky Research
Date late March/early April 1884 (?)
Addressed to Anton Arensky
Where written Moscow
Language Russian
Autograph Location Saint Petersburg (Russia): Institute of Russian Literature of the Russian Academy of Sciences (Pushkin House), Manuscript Department (ф. 504, № 69, л. 1)
Publication П. И. Чайковский. Полное собрание сочинений, том XVII (1981), p. 232

Text and Translation

Russian text
English translation
By Brett Langston
Весьма приглашаю Вас сойти с высоты кокоревского и аренского величия в нижний (бель) этаж обитаемого Вами дома в субботу, послезавтра, в № 14, к нижеподписавшемуся в 8 час[ов] вечера.

Будут исполнены 3 квартета Моцарта. Слушатели будут Танеев, Ларош, Губерты, Вы и

П. Чайковский

I summon you to descend from the majestic Kokorevskian and Arenskian heights to No. 14 on the lower (ground) floor of your dwelling [1] on Saturday, the day after tomorrow, to the undersigned at 8 o'clock in the evening.

3 quartets by Mozart will be performed. The audience shall be Taneyev, Laroche, Hubert, you, and

P. Tchaikovsky

Notes and References

  1. At this time Tchaikovsky was staying in room No. 14 on the ground floor of the Kokorevsky Courtyard Hotel in Moscow, several floors below Arensky.