Letter 3922

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Date 16/28 August 1889
Addressed to Semyon Kruglikov
Where written Frolovskoye
Language Russian
Autograph Location Klin (Russia): Tchaikovsky State Memorial Musical Museum-Reserve (a3, No. 259)
Publication П. И. Чайковский. Полное собрание сочинений, том XV-А (1976), p. 171

Text and Translation

Russian text
English translation
By Brett Langston
16 августа

Многоуважаемый Семён Николаевич!

Извините, что так долго не откликался на Ваше письмо.

Весьма радуюсь, что пиэска Вам понравилась!!!

Поздравьте меня: я окончил сегодня огромную партитуру балета. Целая гора с плеч свалилась.

Ваш, П. Чайковский

16 August

Most respected Semyon Nikolayevich!

I am sorry for having taken so long to respond to your letter [1].

I am extremely happy that you liked the little piece!!! [2]

Congratulate me; today I finished the enormous full score of the ballet [3]. A whole mountain has been lifted off my shoulders.

Yours, P. Tchaikovsky

Notes and References

  1. Letter from Semyon Kruglikov to Tchaikovsky dated 10/22 August 1889.
  2. Tchaikovsky was referring to the piano piece Valse-Scherzo in A major, which he had written for the journal Artist, of which Kruglikov was the editor of the music section. It would be published in the September 1889 edition.
  3. The Sleeping Beauty.