Letter 341

Tchaikovsky Research
Date mid/late March 1874
Addressed to Vasily Bessel
Where written Moscow
Language Russian
Autograph Location Moscow (Russia): Russian National Museum of Music (ф. 42, No. 246)
Publication П. И. Чайковский. Полное собрание сочинений, том V (1959), p. 344

Text and Translation

Russian text
English translation
By Brett Langston
Любезный друг

Я выслал на твоё имя партии и партитуру моего квартета, которые прошу тебе послать к Кирееву (Миллионная, № 9). Скоро увидимся.

Твой П. Чайковский

Gracious friend

I have sent you the parts and full score of my quartet [1], which I ask you to forward to Kireyev [2] (Millionnaya, No. 9). See you soon.

Yours P. Tchaikovsky

Notes and References

  1. The String Quartet No. 2 in F major, Op. 22, which had just been published by Pyotr Jurgenson. The quartet was dedicated to the Grand Duke Konstantin Nikolayevich, who was the president of the Saint Petersburg branch of the Russian Musical Society, and an admirer of Tchaikovsky's music.
  2. Aleksandr Alekseyevich Kireyev (1833-1910), secretary to Grand Duke Konstantin Nikolayevich.