Letter 4485

Tchaikovsky Research
Date 27 September/9 October 1891 [1]
Addressed to Karl Albrecht
Where written Maydanovo
Language Russian
Autograph Location Moscow (Russia): Russian National Museum of Music (Ф. 37, No. 70)
Publication Чайковский на Московской сцене (1940), p. 297
П. И. Чайковский. Полное собрание сочинений, том XVI-А (1976), p. 216

Text and Translation

Russian text
English translation
By Luis Sundkvist
Милый Карлуша!

Я буду послезавтра, в воскресенье, в Москве. Не зайдёшь ли ко мне в 10 час[ов] утра? Тогда о всём переговорим.


П. Чайковский

Dear Karlusha!

The day after tomorrow, on Sunday, I shall be in Moscow. Could you call on me at 10 o'clock in the morning? We can then talk over everything [2].

I hug you.

P. Tchaikovsky

Notes and References

  1. This undated letter was evidently written on Friday 27 September 1891 [O.S.], in a reply to Albrecht's letter to the composer of 25 September/7 October 1891, published in Чайковский на московской сцене (1940), p. 295–296.
  2. In his letter to Tchaikovsky of 25 September/7 October 1891, Karl Albrecht had written that a Ukrainian friend of his was planning to stage an operatic version of Nikolay Gogol's fantastic story The Terrible Vengeance and wanted to know whether Tchaikovsky would be willing to write the music for such an opera. Nothing came of this plan.