Letter 2857

Tchaikovsky Research
Date 16/28 January 1886
Addressed to Anna Aleksandrova-Levenson
Where written Maydanovo
Language Russian
Autograph Location unknown
Publication П. И. Чайковский. Полное собрание сочинений, том XIII (1971), p. 249
Notes Manuscript copy in Klin (Russia): Tchaikovsky State Memorial Musical Museum-Reserve

Text and Translation

Based on a handwritten copy in the Tchaikovsky State Memorial Musical Museum-Reserve at Klin, which may contain differences in formatting and content from Tchaikovsky's original letter.

Russian text
English translation
By Brett Langston
Анна Яковлевна! Получил сейчас письмо от бывшего товарища П. А. Устимовича [1], который просит рекомендовать ему учительницу (3 р[убля] за урок, 2 раза в неделю). Отправьтесь к нему сейчас; я сделал ему о Вас лестную рекомендацию.

Адрес: гостиница «Европа», против Малого театра, №№ 27 и 24-й. П. А. Устимович.

Ваш П. Чайковский

Anna Yakovlevna! I have now received a letter from a former colleague P. A. Ustimovich, who asks to be recommended an instructor (3 rubles per lesson, twice a week). You should contact him forthwith; I have given him a flattering recommendation about you.

The address: Hotel "Europe", opposite the Maly Theatre, Nos. 27 and 24. P. A.. Ustimovich.

Yours P. Tchaikovsky

Notes and References

  1. Prokopy Andrianovich Ustimovich, a member of the Moscow district court. His letter to Tchaikovsky from 13/25 January 1886 is preserved in the Klin archive, although Tchaikovsky's reply to him has not survived.