Letter 281

Tchaikovsky Research
Date 1872 [1]
Addressed to Nikolay Rubinstein and Karl Albrecht
Where written Moscow
Language Russian
Autograph Location Moscow (Russia): Russian National Museum of Music (ф. 37, No. 81)
Publication П. И. Чайковский. Полное собрание сочинений, том V (1959), p. 294

Text and Translation

Russian text
English translation
By Brett Langston
Николай Григорьевич!
или Карл Карлович!

Ради Бога, пришли мне контрамарку на сегодняшний концерт. Клянусь, что это для очень бедной девушки.

П. Чайковский

For God's sake send me a pass for today's concert. I swear that this is for a very poor young lady.

P. Tchaikovsky

Notes and References

  1. Dated to the year 1872 by Karl Albrecht. The date of the Russian Musical Society concert and the identity of Tchaikovsky's guest are both unknown.