Letter 337

Tchaikovsky Research
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Date late January/early February or early/mid-February 1874
Addressed to Vasily Bessel
Where written Moscow
Language Russian
Autograph Location Moscow (Russia): Russian National Museum of Music (ф. 42, No. 243)
Publication Советская музыка (1938), No. 6, p. 38–39
П. И. Чайковский. Полное собрание сочинений, том V (1959), p. 342

Text and Translation

Russian text
English translation
By Brett Langston
Любезнейший друг!

Ради Бога, похлопочи а клавираусцуге и напиши, в каком положении это дело. Если нельзя напечатать ко времени, то можно переписать, и нужно 4 экземпляра. Ещё потрудись мне написать, когда будет концерт с моей симфонией, теперь это уже, вероятно, известно.

Твой П. Чайковский

Most gracious friend!

For God's sake, take care with the piano reduction, and write to me how matters stand [1]. If it can't be printed in time, then it needs to be written out, and 4 copies are required. Kindly also write to me with the date of the concert with my symphony [2], which should probably already be known by now.

Yours P. Tchaikovsky

Notes and References

  1. The arrangement for voices and piano of the opera The Oprichnik.
  2. Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 3, whose premiere would take place in Moscow on 7/19 November 1875, at the first symphony concert of the Russian Musical Society, conducted by Nikolay Rubinstein