Émile Blavet

Tchaikovsky Research

French author and journalist (b. 14 February 1838 in Cournonterral dans l'Hérault; d. 1924).

Blavet's most famous work was Au pays Malgache (1897), an account of a visit to Madagascar. He was a regular contributor to the newspapers Le Gaulois and Le Figaro, in which latter capacity he corresponded with Tchaikovsky in 1888.

Correspondence with Tchaikovsky

One letter from Tchaikovsky to Émile Blavet has survived, dating from 1888, and has been translated into English on this website: