Letter 510

Date late October/early November 1876
Addressed to Pyotr Jurgenson
Where written Moscow
Language Russian
Autograph Location Klin (Russia): Tchaikovsky State Memorial Musical Museum-Reserve (a3, No. 2147)
Publication П. И. Чайковский. Полное собрание сочинений, том VI (1961), p. 84

Text and Translation

Russian text
(original)
English translation
By Brett Langston
Пётр Иванович!

Г. Паук[н]ер желал бы напечатать свои сочинени[я] у тебя. Я их вним[а]тельно рассмотрел. Они очень музыкальн[ы], но, разумеется, не все одинакового достоинст[ва]. Лучшие из них:

Lystky z pamiatniki[a].

Они положительно очень хорошенькие. И я весьм[а] тебе советую их напечатать.

Твой, П. Чайковский

Mr Paukner would like you to print his compositions. I carefully have reviewed them. They are very musical but, of course, not all first rate. The best of them is:

Lystky z pamiatnika.

They are certainly very decent, and I strongly advise you to print them [1].

Yours, P. Tchaikovsky

Notes and References

  1. The six pieces for piano entitled Pages from a Memory Book (Листки из памятной книжки) by the Czech composer Josef Paukner (1847-1896) were published by Pyotr Jurgenson in November 1876, apparently as a result of Tchaikovsky's recommendation.