Letter 3954

Tchaikovsky Research
Date 8/20 October 1889
Addressed to Aleksandra Hubert
Where written Moscow
Language Russian
Autograph Location Klin (Russia): Tchaikovsky State Memorial Musical Museum-Reserve (a3, No. 84)
Publication П. И. Чайковский. Полное собрание сочинений, том XV-А (1976), p. 195

Text and Translation

Russian text
English translation
By Brett Langston
Баташа! Ради Бога, отдайте завтра прикащицам Печковской 34, а на рубль купите лиловых металлических чернил и привезите.

Целую ручки! Как-то бедная Анна Ивановна после развратно проведённой ночи?

Ваш П. Чайковский

Batasha! For God's sake, make time tomorrow to call in at the store at 34 Pechkovskaya, and buy purple metallic ink for a ruble, and bring it to me.

I kiss your hands! How is poor Anna Ivanovna after her night of debauchery? [1]

Yours P. Tchaikovsky

Notes and References

  1. Aleksandra Hubert's sister, Anna Kuchina, who had been one of the guests at Tchaikovsky's house party the previous evening.