Letter 3209

Date 25 March/6 April 1887
Addressed to Pyotr Jurgenson
Where written Maydanovo
Language Russian
Autograph Location Klin (Russia): Tchaikovsky State Memorial Musical Museum-Reserve (a3, No. 2559)
Publication П. И. Чайковский. Переписка с П. И. Юргенсоном, том 2 (1952), p. 56
П. И. Чайковский. Полное собрание сочинений, том XIV (1974), p. 73

Text and Translation

Russian text
English translation
By Brett Langston
25 м[арта]

Милый друг!

Возвращаю ответ «Листку». Менять ничего не нужно. Но стоит ли отвечать? Ведь они с своей стороны захотят ещё пакости написать и т. д. и т. д. и из забытого пустяка выйдет вместо маленького свинства—большое. Впрочем, как хочешь. Интродукцию нужно дать, после поправки, посмотреть А. И. Губерт. Спасибо за выкуп билетов. Очень тороплюсь.

До свиданья.

П. Чайковский

Заглавный лист
Опера в 4 действиях.
Текст И. В. Шпажинского
Музыка П. Чайковского
25 March

Dear friend!

I'm returning your response to the "Leaflet" [1]. You don't need to change anything. But is it worth replying? After all, they for their part will want to write more jiggery-pokery, etc. etc. and a forgettable triviality will become a gross calumny. However, as you please. After corrections, the introduction [2] needs to be given to A. I. Hubert to review. Thank you for buying the tickets. I'm very pressed.

Until we meet.

P. Tchaikovsky

Title page
of the opera
Opera in 4 acts.
Text by I. V. Shpazhinsky
Music by P. Tchaikovsky

Notes and References

  1. The newspaper Moscow Leaflet (Московский листок) published on 18 March 1887 [O.S.] strongly criticised Pyotr Jurgenson for seeking to charge royalty fees whenever Tchaikovsky's works were performed. Jurgenson had drafted a response to the article, and sent it to Tchaikovsky for his comments.
  2. The introduction to Tchaikovsky's opera The Enchantress.