Letter 313

Date by 25 May/5 June 1873
Addressed to Pyotr Jurgenson
Where written Moscow
Language Russian
Autograph Location Klin (Russia): Tchaikovsky State Memorial Musical Museum-Reserve (a3, No. 2139)
Publication П. И. Чайковский. Полное собрание сочинений, том V (1959), p. 323

Text and Translation

Russian text
English translation
By Brett Langston
Милый Петруша!

Посылаю тебе корректуру танцев и заглавный лист для «Снегурочки». К сожалению, он слишком велик, — но не может ли твой гравёр сделать его в соответственную величину.

Твой П. Чайковский

I'm sending you the proofs of the dances and title page for "The Snow Maiden" [1]. Unfortunately it's far too big, but perhaps your engraver can scale it appropriately.

Yours P. Tchaikovsky

Notes and References

  1. The Dance of the Tumblers (Act III, No. 13) from Tchaikovsky's music for Ostrovsky's play The Snow Maiden, was published by Jurgenson in May 1873 [O.S.]. This letter is dated on the assumption that Tchaikovsky completed this task before he left Moscow on 25 May/6 June that year.