Letter 4615

Tchaikovsky Research
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Date 4/16 February 1892
Addressed to Aleksandra Hubert
Where written Maydanovo
Language Russian
Autograph Location Klin (Russia): Tchaikovsky State Memorial Musical Museum-Reserve (a3, No. 80)
Publication Прошлое русской музыки. Материалы и исследования ; том 1 (1920), p. 60
П. И. Чайковский. Полное собрание сочинений, том XVI-Б (1979), p. 36

Text and Translation

Russian text
English translation
By Brett Langston
4 Февр[аля]
г[ород] Клин, Моск[овской] г[убернии]

Голубушка Баташа! Мне очень нужно повидаться с Серёжей Рахманиновым, бывшим или теперешним учеником консерватории. Не знаю, как его адрес? Пожалуйста, узнайте и немедленно сообщите. Как Вы здоровы? Я уже неделю тому назад вернулся домой и усердно работаю над сюитой из балета, коей буду дирижировать 7-го марта в Питере. Целую ручки. Кланяйтесь обожаемой Акулине, Сафонову же не кланяйтесь.

П. Чайковский

4 February
Town of Klin, Moscow province

Golubshika Batasha! I really need to see Seryozha Rakhmaninov, a present or former student at the conservatory [1]. Do you know his address? Could you please check and let me know immediately. How are you? I've already been back home for a week, and I'm now diligently working on a suite from the ballet, which I'm to conduct on 7 March in Piter. I kiss your hands. Give my regards to beloved Akulina, but no such regards to Safonov.

P. Tchaikovsky

Notes and References

  1. Sergei Rachmaninoff graduated from the piano and composition classes at the Moscow Conservatory in 1891 and 1892 respectively. He had already made piano arrangements of Tchaikovsky's Manfred Symphony, and the ballet The Sleeping Beauty.