Letter 3192

Tchaikovsky Research
Date 2/14 March 1887
Addressed to Emiliya Pavlovskaya
Where written Saint Petersburg
Language Russian
Autograph Location Klin (Russia): Tchaikovsky State Memorial Musical Museum-Reserve (a3, No. 281)
Publication Чайковский на Московской сцене (1940), p. 385
П. И. Чайковский. Полное собрание сочинений, том XIV (1974), p. 57
Notes Telegram

Text and Translation

Russian text
English translation
By Luis Sundkvist
Буду у вас около пяти часов.

Will be with you around five o'clock [1].

Notes and References

  1. Tchaikovsky had arrived in Saint Petersburg on 23 February/7 March 1887 to prepare for the concert of his works which he was due to conduct at the Philharmonic Society on 5/17 March. At this concert excerpts from The Enchantress were performed for the first time (one of Kuma's arias sung by Aleksandra Panayeva-Kartsova and the Dance of the Tumblers). Tchaikovsky returned to Maydanovo on 12/24 March. During his stay in Saint Petersburg, as entries in his diary show, he called on Emiliya Pavlovskaya several times, and on 11/23 March she and her husband were among those who saw Tchaikovsky off at the station. However, the visit to Pavlovskaya's house referred to in this telegram (dated to 2/14 March by the telegraph office stamp) is not recorded in Tchaikovsky's diary — note based on information provided by Vasily Kiselev in Чайковский на московской сцене (1940), p. 385.