|Date||25 February/9 March 1870|
|Addressed to||Mily Balakirev|
|Autograph Location||Saint Petersburg (Russia): National Library of Russia (ф. 834, ед. хр. 24)|
|Publication|| (1959), p. 205|
(1962), p. 151
Text and Translation
By Luis Sundkvist
|Рубинштейн здоров, благодарит за участие. Петербург не приедет. Когда вас ждать Москву.
|Rubinstein is well, thanks for concern . [He is] not coming to Petersburg. When can we expect you in Moscow? 
Notes and References
- In Letter 180 to Balakirev, 23 February/7 March 1870, Tchaikovsky mentioned that Nikolay Rubinstein had fainted after conducting a long symphony concert of the Russian Musical Society in Moscow. Balakirev immediately sent Tchaikovsky a telegram (dated 24 February/8 March), in which he said that he was very worried about the news of Rubinstein's illness and asked for further information. See Balakirev's telegram in (1962), p. 151.
- This refers to the plans for inviting Balakirev to conduct an RMS concert in Moscow during that season.