Letter 2692

(Redirected from Letter 2847a)
Date 23 April/5 May 1885 (?)
Addressed to Aleksandra Hubert
Where written Moscow
Language Russian
Autograph Location Klin (Russia): Tchaikovsky State Memorial Musical Museum-Reserve (a3, No. 46)
Publication Прошлое русской музыки. Материалы и исследования ; том 1 (1920), p. 30
П. И. Чайковский. Полное собрание сочинений, том XIII (1971), p. 72

Text and Translation

Russian text
English translation
By Brett Langston
Баташечка! Я и забыл совсем, что решительно не могу у Вас обедать, ибо раньше дал слово Шпажинскому. Ради Бога, простите! Заеду к Вам, может быть, сегодня, если поспею, а нет, так сговоримся обедать у Вас при первом удобном случае.

Поздравляю, целую руки.

Ваш П. Чайковский

Batashechka! I completely forgot that I categorically cannot have dinner with you, because I'd previously promised Shpazhinsky. For God's sake forgive me! Perhaps I'll come over tomorrow, if I can make it, but if not then I'll arrange to have dinner with you at the earliest opportunity.

Congratulations [1], I kiss your hands.

Yours P. Tchaikovsky

Notes and References

  1. This letter appears to have been written on Aleksandra Hubert's name-day, 23 April/5 May, which is why Tchaikovsky was offering his congratulations.