Letter 306

Date 12/24 May 1873
Addressed to Aleksandr Ostrovsky
Where written Moscow
Language Russian
Autograph Location Moscow: Bakhrushin State Central Theatre Museum (Ostrovsky collection)
Publication П. И. Чайковский. Полное собрание сочинений, том V (1959), p. 318
Notes Telegram, sent jointly by Tchaikovsky, Nikolay Rubinstein and Vladimir Begichev

Text and Translation

Russian text
English translation
By Luis Sundkvist
Пьеса прошла с большим успехом. От души поздравляем.
Рубинштейн, Чайковский, Бегичев

Play went with great success [1]. Our hearty congratulations.
Rubinstein, Tchaikovsky, Begichev

Notes and References

  1. 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 .