Letter 3719

Tchaikovsky Research
Date before November 1888 [1]
Addressed to Sergey Taneyev
Where written Moscow
Language Russian
Autograph Location Moscow (Russia): Russian State Archive of Literature and Art (ф. 880)
Publication П. И. Чайковский. С. И. Танеев. Письма (1951), p. 155
П. И. Чайковский. Полное собрание сочинений, том XIV (1974), p. 587

Text and Translation

Russian text
English translation
By Brett Langston
Сергей Иванович!

Хотел сегодня зайти к Вам, да не поспел. Правда ли, что Вы куда-то уезжаете? Я буду завтра, в среду, дома от 4 до 6 часов. Не можете ли посетить меня? Отвечайте.

Ваш, П. Чайковский

I wanted to come to you today, but didn't make it. Is it true that you are going somewhere? I shall be at home tomorrow, Wednesday, between 4 and 6 o'clock. Couldn't you visit me? Please reply.

Yours, P. Tchaikovsky

Notes and References

  1. Dated by the editors of П. И. Чайковский. Полное собрание сочинений, том XIV (1974) to the period when Taneyev was a director of the Moscow Conservatory (1885-1889), but before 29 October/10 November 1888, when he and Tchaikovsky first addressed each other with the informal "ты" instead of "Вы".