Letter 3096

Tchaikovsky Research
Date 13/25 November 1886
Addressed to Emiliya Pavlovskaya
Where written Klin
Language Russian
Autograph Location Klin (Russia): Tchaikovsky State Memorial Musical Museum-Reserve (a3, No. 277)
Publication Чайковский на Московской сцене (1940), p. 370
П. И. Чайковский. Полное собрание сочинений, том XIII (1971), p. 501
Notes Telegram

Text and Translation

Russian text
English translation
By Luis Sundkvist
Спасибо за приятное известие. Рад за Вас и за Направника.

Thanks for pleasant news. Glad for you and for Nápravník [1].

Notes and References

  1. Tchaikovsky had come specially to Saint Petersburg on 18/30 October 1886 in order to attend the premiere of Eduard Nápravník's opera Harold, which interested him greatly. During his stay in the imperial capital he frequently called on Emiliya Pavlovskaya, who was due to sing at the premiere. The latter was, however, postponed due to Nápravník being indisposed, and Tchaikovsky left Saint Petersburg on 9/21 November to return to his house in Maydanovo. On 11/23 November the premiere of Harold took place at the Mariinsky Theatre, and Pavlovskaya seems to have informed Tchaikovsky of this by telegram — note based on information provided by Vasily Kiselev in Чайковский на московской сцене (1940), p. 370.