Letter 5002a

Tchaikovsky Research
Date 6/18 August 1893
Addressed to Yekaterina Laroche
Where written Klin
Language Russian
Autograph Location unknown [1]
Publication П. И. Чайковский. Забытое и новое ; вып. 2 (2003), p. 333

Text and Translation

Russian text
English translation
By Brett Langston
6 августа

Спасибо, милая M[ada]me Кату! Очень будет интересно узнать при свидании, откуда Вы взяли желаемую сумму? Не думал, не гадал, что буду когда-нибудь Вашим должником!

Я приеду гораздо раньше, чем думал, т. е. не позже 20 числа.

С величайшим удовольствием остановлюсь у Вас.

До свидания! Тысячу благодарностей.

П. Чайковский

6 August

Thank you, dear Madame Katu! I should be very interested to know the circumstances in which you acquired the required amount? I could never have imagined that one day I should be in your debt![2]

I'll be coming earlier than intended, i.e. no later than the 20th of the month.

It will give me the greatest pleasure to stay with you.

Until we meet! A thousand thanks.

P. Tchaikovsky

Notes and References

  1. The autograph was offered for sale in November 2010 by J & J Lubrano Music Antiquarians, New York.
  2. Tchaikovsky had just received a loan of one thousand rubles from Yekaterina Laroche. See also Letter 4995.