Letter 2739

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Date 14/16 July 1885 (?)
Addressed to Sofiya Jurgenson
Where written Maydanovo
Language Russian
Autograph Location Moscow (Russia): Russian National Museum of Music (Ф. 37, No. 104)
Publication П. И. Чайковский. Полное собрание сочинений, том XIII (1971), p. 115

Text and Translation

The first word of the letter has been crossed out, and is indecipherable.

Russian text
English translation
By Brett Langston
Голубушка Софья Ивановна!

[...] дайте мой зимний адрес, а про теперешний скажите, что не знаете и что, уезжая в путешествие по России, я просил адресовать письма в Консерваторию.

Простите, что задержал корректуру 2-го действия. Завтра, во вторник, буду в Москве и лично переговорю с г. Александровым, которому, впрочем, написал. Какая Вы милая и добрая!

Целую Ваши ручки.

Ваш П. Чайковский

Golubushka Sofya Ivanovna!

Give [...] my winter address, and as for the present, say that you don't know, and that as I'm leaving Russia on a trip, I've asked for letters to be addressed to the Conservatory.

Forgive me for the delay in the 2nd act proofs [1]. Tomorrow, Tuesday, I shall be in Moscow and will personally speak with Mr Aleksandrov, to whom I've written anyway [2]. How good and kind you are!

I kiss your hands.

Yours P. Tchaikovsky

Notes and References

  1. The vocal-piano reduction of the opera Cherevichki (TH 8).
  2. This letter has not survived, and the identity of Mr Aleksandrov is uncertain.