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Date 17/29–18/30 March 1876
Addressed to Nikolay Bernard
Where written Moscow
Language Russian
Autograph Location Saint Petersburg: State Academic Mariinsky Theatre, Central Music Library (VII.2.4.154)
Publication П. И. Чайковский. Его жизнь и творчество (1922), p. 162
П. И. Чайковский. Полное собрание сочинений, том VI (1961), p. 31
Notes Original mistakenly dated "7 March" [O.S.]

Text and Translation

Russian text
English translation
By Brett Langston
7 марта, 12 часов ночи.

Добрейший Николай Матвеевич!

Мне очень жаль, что Наранович ещё до сих пор не переслал Вам пиэсу, которую я доставил ему ещё об прошлую субботу 12 числа. Поверьте, что за мной проволочки никогда не будет. Завтра утром пошлю узнать, почему пиэса не выслана. Сегодня я его видел на репетиции консерваторского спектакля, и он сказал мне, что она отправлена.

Искренно преданный Вам,

П. Чайковский

7 March, 12 midnight.

I am very sorry that Naranovich [1] still has not sent off your piece [2], which I gave to him as long ago as Saturday the 12th [3]. Be assured that delays will never be due to me. Tomorrow morning I shall set out to discover why the piece has not been sent. I saw him today at a rehearsal for a conservatory production [4], and he informed me that it had been dispatched.

With sincere respect for you,

P. Tchaikovsky

Notes and References

  1. K. P. Naranovich, an employee of Jurgenson's music store in Moscow.
  2. The piano piece Snowdrop — No. 4 (April) from The Seasons, Op. 37b.
  3. Here Tchaikovsky was mistaken, as 12 March 1876 [O.S.] was a Friday.
  4. The dress rehearsal for Weber's opera Die Freischütz took place at the Moscow Conservatory on 17/29 March 1876.