Letter 4637

Tchaikovsky Research
Date 9/21 March 1892
Addressed to Aleksandr Glazunov
Where written Maydanovo
Language Russian
Autograph Location unknown
Publication Советская музыка. 3-й сборник статей (1945), p. 64
П. И. Чайковский. Полное собрание сочинений, том XVI-Б (1979), p. 53
Notes Typed copy in Klin (Russia): Tchaikovsky State Memorial Musical Museum-Reserve

Text and Translation

Based on a typed copy in the Klin House-Museum Archive, which may contain differences in formatting and content from Tchaikovsky's original letter.

Russian text
English translation
By Brett Langston
9 марта 1892 г[ода]

Обнимаю тебя, Саша.

Твой П. Чайковский

Поклон Елене Павловне и Константину Ильичу.

Твой портрет с Ларошем—chef-d'oeuvre!!!

9 March 1892

I hug you, Sasha [1].

Yours, P. Tchaikovsky

A present for Yelena Pavlovna and Konstantin Ilyich [2].

Your portrait with Laroche [3] is a masterpiece!!!

Notes and References

  1. The editors of П. И. Чайковский. Полное собрание сочинений, том XVI-Б (1979) suggest that this letter enclosed a photograph of Tchaikovsky (now in the Klin House-Museum), bearing the following inscription: "To my dear friend Sasha, 9 March [18]92".
  2. The parents of Aleksandr Glazunov.
  3. Tchaikovsky is probably referring to a photograph of Aleksandr Glazunov and Herman Laroche, taken by Denier in Saint Petersburg, now preserved in the Klin House-Museum, with the inscription: "To dear Pyotr Ilyich, a memento from a fervent admirer who sincerely loves him. A. Glazunov, 8 March 1892".