Letter 3513a

Date 6/18 March 1888 [1]
Addressed to Jules Massenet
Where written Paris
Language French
Autograph Location unknown [2]
Publication Not previously published
Notes Note on visiting card

Text and Translation

Reproduced from the facsimile in Sotheby's 2017 auction catalogue [3]. The composer's name and Parisian address were pre-printed on the visiting card.

French text
English translation
By Brett Langston
Pierre Tschaïkovsky

avec l'expression de sa grande admiration pour le maitre.

14, rue Richepanse

Pyotr Tchaikovsky

expresses his great admiration for the maestro.

14, Rue Richepanse

Notes and References

  1. Dated on the basis of Tchaikovsky's diary entry for 12/24 March 1889 "At Massenet's" (see Дневники П. И. Чайковского (1873-1891) (1993), p. 230), and Massenet's letter of 11 March 1888 [N.S.] to his friend Quinzard (quoted in D. Irvine, Massenet: A Chronicle of His Life and Times (Portland, 1994), p. 157).
  2. Auctioned on 26 October 2017 by Sotheby's, London.
  3. See https://www.sothebys.com/en/auctions/ecatalogue/2017/music-manuscripts-private-collection-l17413/lot.136.html