Letter 3191

Tchaikovsky Research
Date 1/13 March 1887
Addressed to Bogomir Korsov
Where written Saint Petersburg
Language French
Autograph Location Klin (Russia): Tchaikovsky State Memorial Musical Museum-Reserve (a3, No. 248)
Publication П. И. Чайковский. Полное собрание сочинений, том XIV (1974), p. 56

Text and Translation

French text
English translation
By Brett Langston
1 Mars

Cher ami!

Les Карцовы arrivent aujourd'hui, mais je ne sais encore où il descendront. Je V[ou]s le ferai savoir demain. Mes répétitions auront lieu demain Lundi et Mardi à 9 heures du matin.

Quant à Барцал. V[ou]s pouvez compter sur mon silence.

P. Tschaïkovsky

1 March

Dear friend!

The Kartsovs are arriving today, but I still do not know where they will be staying. I shall let you know tomorrow. My rehearsals will take place tomorrow, Monday, and on Tuesday at 9 in the morning [1].

As for Bartsal, you can count on my silence [2].

P. Tchaikovsky

Notes and References

  1. Tchaikovsky was preparing to conduct a concert of his own works given by Saint Petersburg Philharmonic Society on 5/17 March.
  2. Anton Ivanovich Bartsal (1847-1927), a Czech tenor, who from 1883 was the chief artistic director at the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow. The nature of the information which Tchaikovsky promised to keep secret is not known.