Letter 3812a

Date 1/13 March 1889
Addressed to Francesco Berger
Where written Hamburg
Language German
Autograph Location London (England): The British Library, Manuscripts Division. Manuscripts Division (RPS MS. 366, f. 159)
Publication Tschaikowsky-Gesellschaft Mitteilungen, Heft 20 (2013), p. 79

Text and Translation

German text
English translation
By Brett Langston
13 März [18]89

Hochgeehrter Herr Berger!

Nur das Scherzo aus der Suite werde ich nicht spielen. Also sie wird aus 5 Satzen bestehen:

1) Introduzione e Fug[a]
2) Divertimento
3) Andante
4) Marche miniature
5) Gavotte

Mit Hochachtung,

P. Tschaïkovsky

13 March 1889

Most respected Herr Berger!

I shall not be playing the Scherzo from the Suite [1]. Therefore it will consist of 5 movements:

1) Introduzione e Fuga
2) Divertimento
3) Andante
4) Marche miniature
5) Gavotte

With great respect,

P. Tchaikovsky

Notes and References

  1. Tchaikovsky's forthcoming concert at the St. James's Hall in London on 30 March/11 April would include his Suite No. 1, although the composer had decided to omit the fifth movement (Scherzo).