Letter 4681a

Tchaikovsky Research
Date 5/17 May 1892
Addressed to Frederic Lamond
Where written Klin
Language French
Autograph Location Glasgow (Scotland): University Library, Special Collections (MS Lamond 4631/Ca13-z.19)
Publication Net Volksdageblad [Amsterdam] (2 May 1940) (Dutch translation)
Воспоминания о П. И. Чайковском (1973), p. 298–299 (Russian translation)
П. И. Чайковский. Полное собрание сочинений, том XVII (1981), p. 202–203 (Russian translation as No. 5059, with date "October 1893")
Tschaikowsky-Gesellschaft Mitteilungen, Heft 7 (2000), p. 42–43

Text and Translation

French text
English translation
By Brett Langston
5/17 Mai 1892

Cher Monsieur Lamond!

Je Vous remercie des bonnes nouvelles que Vous me donnez et suis fier de l'attention que Vous voulez bien témoigner a mes oeuvres.

Je Vous ai chaudement recommandé a Mr. Safonoff du quel dépend le choix des artistes pour la saison prochaine à Moscou.

Pardon d'avoir tant tardé à Vous repondre. J'etais absent et n'ai reçu Votre lettre qu'il y a quelques jours.

Recevez l'expression de mes meilleurs sentiments.

P. Tschaïkovsky

5/17 May 1892

Dear Mr Lamond!

I thank you for the good news you have given me [1], and I am proud of the attention that you have drawn to my works.

I have warmly recommended you to Mr Safonov [2], who will determine the choice of artists for the next season in Moscow.

Forgive me for having taken so long to reply to you. I have been away and did not receive your letter until a few days ago.

Please be assured of my best regards.

P. Tchaikovsky

Notes and References

  1. Letter from Frederic Lamond to the composer, 18/30 April 1892.
  2. See Letter 4681 to Aleksandra Hubert, 5/17 May 1892. It was not until 1896 that Lamond was invited to participate in the Russian Musical Society's concerts in Moscow.