Letter 4951

Date 3/15 June 1893
Addressed to Emile Hatzfeld
Where written Paris
Language French
Autograph Location unknown [1]
Publication Tschaikowsky (1922), p. 8 (facsimile only)
П. И. Чайковский. Полное собрание сочинений, том XVII (1981), p. 111–112

Text and Translation

French text
(original)
English translation
By Brett Langston
14, Rue Richepanse
15 Juin [18]93

Mon cher ami!

Veuillez me rendre un grand service, celui d'obtenir les parties d'orchestre de Francesca da Rimini, que j'ai oublié de prendre avec moi en partant de Cambridge. Quand vous les aurez obtenue, veuillez les expédier tout de suite à M[onsieu]r P. I. Jurgenson, à Moscou. Je Vous embrasse ; mille chose à Votre frère et tous nos amis.

P. Tschaïkovsky

14, Rue Richepanse
15 June 1893

My dear friend!

Could you perform a great service for me by retrieving the orchestral parts to Francesca da Rimini, which I forgot to take with me on my departure from Cambridge [2]. When you have obtained them, could you forward them immediately to Mr P. I. Jurgenson in Moscow. I embrace you; a thousand good wishes to your brother and all our friends.

P. Tchaikovsky

Notes and References

  1. The autograph was auctioned on 28 May 2015 [1] and 29 November 2016 [2] by Sotheby's, London.
  2. |Tchaikovsky had conducted his symphonic fantasia Francesca da Rimini at a concert in Cambridge's Guildhall on 31 May/12 June 1893, the day before being awarded his honorary doctorate.