Letter 3673a

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Date 21 September/3 October 1888
Addressed to Vyacheslav Kotek
Where written Frolovskoye
Language Russian
Autograph Location Klin (Russia): Tchaikovsky State Memorial Musical Museum-Reserve (a3, No. 3320)
Publication Неизвестный Чайковский (2009), p. 180
Notes Autograph torn and partly missing

Text and Translation

Part of the notepaper on which the letter was written has been torn away. The portions of text in square brackets have been reconstructed by the editors of Неизвестный Чайковский (2009).

Russian text
English translation
By Brett Langston
21 сентября 1888
г[ород] Клин, с[ело] Фроловское

Потрудитесь, Вячеслав Осипович, раз в месяц посещать г. Корейво (муз[ыкальный] магазин), кот[орый должен] выдавать Вам 25 руб[лей] [...]

[П. Чайко]вский

21 September 1888
Town of Klin, Frolovskoye village

Kindly take the trouble, Vyacheslav Osipovich, to go every month to Mr Koreyvo [1] (music store), who shall give you 25 rubles [...]

[P. Tchaiko]vsky

Notes and References

  1. Boleslav Koreyvo, owner of a book and music store in Kiev (founded in 1873). After the death of Iosif Kotek in 1885, Tchaikovsky had promised material assistance to his surviving brothers and sisters. A letter from Koreyvo to the composer survives in the Klin House-Museum archive, confirming that at Tchaikovsky's request he will pay 25 rubles to Vyacheslav Kotek on the first day of each month from September 1888 until May 1890, using funds transferred on account by Pyotr Jurgenson — see Неизвестный Чайковский (2009), p. 191.