Letter 5060

Date 18/30 October 1893
Addressed to Georgy Konyus
Where written Saint Petersburg
Language Russian
Autograph Location unknown
Publication Жизнь Петра Ильича Чайковского, том 3 (1902), p. 646
П. И. Чайковский. Полное собрание сочинений, том XVII (1981), p. 203
Notes Manuscript copy in Klin (Russia): Tchaikovsky State Memorial Musical Museum-Reserve

Text and Translation

Based on a handwritten 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
18 окт[ября]

Друг Георгий!

Позаботьтесь, чтобы по возможности немедленно в Петербург, в консерваторию, были посланы хоровые голоса финала сюиты. Директор Иогансен ужасно заинтересован этим детским хором и желал бы поскорее им заняться.


П. Чайковский

18 October

Dear Georgy!

Could you ensure without delay that the choral parts for the finale of the suite [1] are sent to the conservatory in Petersburg. The director, Johansen [2], is terribly interested in this children's chorus, and should like to do it as quickly as possible.

I hug you,

P. Tchaikovsky

Notes and References

  1. The suite Scènes enfantines (Из детской жизни), Op. 1, by Georgy Konyus.
  2. Yuly Ivanovich Johansen (Iogansen) (1826-1904), director of the Saint Petersburg Conservatory from 1891 to 1897.