|Date||12/24 May 1873|
|Addressed to||Aleksandr Ostrovsky|
|Autograph Location||Moscow: Bakhrushin State Central Theatre Museum (Ostrovsky collection)|
|Publication||(1959), p. 318|
|Notes||Telegram, sent jointly by Tchaikovsky, Nikolay Rubinstein and Vladimir Begichev|
Text and Translation
By Luis Sundkvist
|Пьеса прошла с большим успехом. От души поздравляем.
Рубинштейн, Чайковский, Бегичев
|Play went with great success . Our hearty congratulations.
Notes and References
- The first performance of Ostrovsky's fairy-tale play The Snow Maiden with incidental music by Tchaikovsky had taken place the previous evening, on 11/23 May 1873, at the Moscow Bolshoi Theatre, with Nikolay Rubinstein conducting. Tchaikovsky had been commissioned to write the music for this play largely at the initiative of Vladimir Begichev, director of the Imperial Theatres in Moscow .