Letter 3165

Tchaikovsky Research
Date 28 January/9 February 1887
Addressed to Bogomir Korsov
Where written Moscow
Language French
Autograph Location Klin (Russia): Tchaikovsky State Memorial Musical Museum-Reserve (a3, No. 251)
Publication П. И. Чайковский. Полное собрание сочинений, том XIV (1974), p. 32

Text and Translation

French text
English translation
By Brett Langston
28 Jan[vier]

Cher ami!

Je serai ici dans 8 jours le 5 Février et serai charme de Vous voir. Je viendrai dans le courant de la journée chez Vous, vers 3 heures!!

Au revior. Merci encore pour le Бес!!

P. Tschaikovsky

28 January

Dear friend!

I shall be here in 8 days on 5 February and will be most delighted to see you. I shall come to see you during the day, around 3 o'clock!!

Until we meet. Thank you again for the Devil!! [1]

P. Tchaikovsky

Notes and References

  1. Korsov had performed the role of "The Devil" in the premiere of Tchaikovsky's opera The Enchantress', which the composer had recently conducted at the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow.