Letter 4621

Date 16/28 February 1892
Addressed to František Šubert
Where written Moscow
Language French
Autograph Location Klin (Russia): Tchaikovsky State Memorial Musical Museum-Reserve (a3, No. 467)
Publication П. И. Чайковский. Полное собрание сочинений, том XVI-Б (1979), p. 41

Text and Translation

French text
(original)
English translation
By Brett Langston
Moscou
16/28 Févr[ier] 1892

Cher ami et très estimé Monsieur Šubert!

Par la présente j'ai l'honneur de Vous présenter et recommander a Votre bienveillante attention M[onsieu]r М. Medwedeff, ténor très célèbre en Russie. Je crois que le public de Prague serait content de l'entendre, car il possède toutes les qualites d'un artiste dans toute l'acception du mot. Veuillez croire, cher Monsieur, aux meilleurs sentiments de

P. Tschaïkovsky

Moscow
16/28 February 1892

Dear friend and highly esteemed
Mr Šubert!

I hereby have the honour to present to you and recommend to your kind attention M[onsieu]r M. Medvedev [1], a most celebrated tenor from Russia. I think that the Prague public will be glad to hear him, because he has all the qualities of an artist in every sense of the word. Please be assured, dear Sir, of the best regards of

P. Tchaikovsky

Notes and References

  1. Mikhail Yefimovich Medvedev (b. Bernstein, 1852-1925), a tenor with the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow, where on 4/16 November 1891 he had played the role of Herman in Tchaikovsky's The Queen of Spades. See also Letter 4620 of the same date to Bernhard Pollini.