Letter 181

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Date 25 February/9 March 1870
Addressed to Mily Balakirev
Where written Moscow
Language Russian
Autograph Location Saint Petersburg (Russia): National Library of Russia (ф. 834, ед. хр. 24)
Publication П. И. Чайковский. Полное собрание сочинений, том V (1959), p. 205
Милий Алексеевич Балакирев. Воспоминания и письма (1962), p. 151
Notes Telegram

Text and Translation

Russian text
English translation
By Luis Sundkvist
Рубинштейн здоров, благодарит за участие. Петербург не приедет. Когда вас ждать Москву.

Rubinstein is well, thanks for concern [1]. [He is] not coming to Petersburg. When can we expect you in Moscow? [2]

Notes and References

  1. In Letter 180 to Balakirev, 23 February/7 March 1870, Tchaikovsky mentioned that Nikolay Rubinstein had fainted after conducting a long symphony concert of the Russian Musical Society in Moscow. Balakirev immediately sent Tchaikovsky a telegram (dated 24 February/8 March), in which he said that he was very worried about the news of Rubinstein's illness and asked for further information. See Balakirev's telegram in Милий Алексеевич Балакирев. Воспоминания и письма (1962), p. 151.
  2. This refers to the plans for inviting Balakirev to conduct an RMS concert in Moscow during that season.