Letter 3755

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Date 5/17 January 1889
Addressed to Aleksandr Ziloti
Where written Frolovskoye
Language Russian
Autograph Location Klin (Russia): Tchaikovsky State Memorial Musical Museum-Reserve (a3, No. 3005)
Publication Александр Ильич Зилоти, 1863–1945. Воспоминания и письма (1963), p. 93
П. И. Чайковский. Полное собрание сочинений, том XV-А (1976), p. 15

Text and Translation

Russian text
English translation
By Brett Langston
5 янва[ря]

Голубчик Саша! В субботу 7 янв[аря] я буду в Москве. Обо всем поговорим! С твоим изменением в финале совершенно согласен.

Обнимаю тебя!

П. Чайковский

Кузине ручку целую.

5 January

Golubchik Sasha! On Saturday 7 January I'll be in Moscow. We'll discuss everything! I completely agree with your change in the finale [1].

I hug you!

P. Tchaikovsky

I kiss cousin's hands [2].

Notes and References

  1. Tchaikovsky was responding to Ziloti's letter of 1/13 January 1889, in which the pianist suggested a change in the finale of the Piano Concerto No. 1 — see Александр Ильич Зилоти, 1863–1945. Воспоминания и письма (1963), p. 91–92.
  2. A humorous reference to Ziloti's wife Vera, who was a cousin to the composer's sister-in-law Praskovya.