Letter 4806

Tchaikovsky Research
Date 14/26 November 1892
Addressed to Sergey Taneyev
Where written Saint Petersburg
Language Russian
Autograph Location Moscow (Russia): Russian State Archive of Literature and Art (ф. 880)
Publication П. И. Чайковский. С. И. Танеев. Письма (1951), p. 189–190
П. И. Чайковский. Полное собрание сочинений, том XVI-Б (1979), p. 193–194

Text and Translation

Russian text
English translation
By Brett Langston
14 но[ября]

Итак, решено, — жду тебя около 6 декабря. Недурно бы приехать и Антоше, и пусть привезёт отрывки «Наля». Если, Бог даст, твоё дело выгорит, — то я непременно буду советовать тебе взять на всю остальную зиму отпуск, чтобы успеть вовремя приготовить партитуру.

Обнимаю, писать более некогда!

Твой, П. Чайковский

14 November

And so it's settled—I'll expect you around 6 December [1]. It wouldn't be a bad thing if Antosha were to come too, and he can bring extracts from "Nal" [2]. If, God willing, your plans work out, then I would certainly advise you to take leave for the remainder of the winter, to allow time to prepare the score [3].

I embrace you, there's no time to write more!

Yours, P. Tchaikovsky

Notes and References

  1. Tchaikovsky was replying to a letter from Sergey Taneyev that has been lost.
  2. Anton Arensky's opera Nal and Damaianti.
  3. Sergey Taneyev's opera Oresteya.