Letter 3164

Tchaikovsky Research
Date 27 January/8 February 1887
Addressed to Emiliya Pavlovskaya
Where written Moscow
Language Russian
Autograph Location Klin (Russia): Tchaikovsky State Memorial Musical Museum-Reserve (a3, No. 280)
Publication Чайковский на Московской сцене (1940), p. 384
П. И. Чайковский. Полное собрание сочинений, том XIV (1974), p. 32
Notes Telegram

Text and Translation

Russian text
English translation
By Luis Sundkvist
Сердечно радуюсь, благодарю, счастлив успехом милейшего и симпатичнейшего Хохлова.

Sincerely glad, grateful, happy over success of most kind and agreeable Khokhlov [1].

Notes and References

  1. In a telegram wired from Saint Petersburg on 27 January/8 February 1887 Emiliya Pavlovskaya had informed Tchaikovsky of the successful performance of Yevgeny Onegin at the Mariinsky Theatre the previous evening, in which the notable baritone Pavel Akinfievich Khokhlov (1854–1919) had sung the title-role and she herself had sung Tatyana. Tsar Alexander III had attended the performance, which was put on specially at his request. Pavlovskaya's telegram has been published in Чайковский на московской сцене (1940), p. 384, and its text is as follows: "Yesterday Onegin — brilliant success. Khokhlov — mighty furore. An ideal, unique Onegin. Sincerely devoted Tatyana. Pavlovskaya".