Letter 3053

Tchaikovsky Research
Date 20 September/2 October 1886
Addressed to Karl Albrecht
Where written Maydanovo
Language Russian
Autograph Location Moscow (Russia): Russian National Museum of Music (Ф. 37, No. 59)
Publication П. И. Чайковский. Полное собрание сочинений, том XIII (1971), p. 457

Text and Translation

Russian text
English translation
By Brett Langston
20 сент[ября] 1886

Буду в понедельник и заеду к тебе за Вальцовским приглашением. До свидания, 50-ти летний старикашка!

П. Чайковский

Целую тебя.

20 September 1886

I'll be calling on you on Monday for Valts's invitation [1]. Until we meet, 50-year old man![2]

P. Tchaikovsky

I kiss you.

Notes and References

  1. Tchaikovsky had been issued an invitation to Karl Valts's 20th anniversary benefit performance of Anton Rubinstein's opera The Demon at the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow on 22 September 1886/4 October.
  2. Karl Albrecht's fiftieth birthday also fell on 22 September 1886/4 October 1886.