Letter 818

Date 24 April/6 May 1878
Addressed to Pyotr Jurgenson
Where written Kamenka
Language Russian
Autograph Location Klin (Russia): Tchaikovsky State Memorial Musical Museum-Reserve (a3, No. 2197)
Publication П. И. Чайковский. Переписка с П. И. Юргенсоном, том 1 (1938), p. 39
П. И. Чайковский. Полное собрание сочинений, том VII (1962), p. 236

Text and Translation

Russian text
(original)
English translation
By Brett Langston
Каменка, 24 апр[еля]

Я написал марш и посылаю тебе его. Гонорария не нужно, ибо я тоже патриот, но имени прошу тебя не выставлять, а, выдумать какой хочешь псевдоним.

Merci за милое письмо. Корректуру получил. Тороплюсь кончить письмо, чтобы отправить его сегодня же.

Твой П. Чайковский

Kamenka, 24 April

I have written the march and am sending it to you [1]. No fee is necessary, because I too am a patriot, but I ask you not to include my name, rather, to devise whatever pseudonym you wish.

Merci for the kind letter [2]. I've received the proofs [3]. I'm rushing to finish this letter in order that it can be posted today.

Yours P. Tchaikovsky

Notes and References

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Tchaikovsky wrote The Russian Volunteer Fleet March in response to Pyotr Jurgenson's repeated requests. See also Letter 663, 27 November/9 December 1877, and Letter 828, 15/27 May 1878, both to Pyotr Jurgenson.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Jurgenson's letter appears not to have survived in Tchaikovsky's archive.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Proofs of the Violin Concerto, Op. 35.