|Date||17/29 November 1887 (?) |
|Addressed to||Karl Albrecht|
|Autograph Location||Moscow (Russia): Russian National Museum of Music (Ф. 37, No. 63)|
|Publication||(1981), p. 268-269|
Text and Translation
By Brett Langston
|Die Goldene Feder hat bekommen der alte Durak
|The Golden Feather has become the old fool.
Notes and References
- According to a note by Karl Albrecht, this was written on 7/19 November 1887, although Tchaikovsky was in Saint Petersburg on that date, and only arrived in Moscow the next day (8/20 November), remaining there until his return to Maydanovo on 16/28 or 17/29 November. The editors of the Soviet collected edition of Tchaikovsky's letters published this in an appendix to (1981), p. 268-269, with the date "8 November (?)" [O.S.], and without a number in the general sequence of letters.