|Date||1/13 April 1870|
|Addressed to||Ivan Klimenko|
|Publication|| (1908), p. 52–53 |
(1959), p. 21
(1995), p. 82
Manuscript copy in Klin (Russia): Tchaikovsky State Memorial Musical Museum-Reserve
Text and Translation
Based on a handwritten copy in the Klin House-Museum Archive, which may contain differences in formatting and content from Tchaikovsky's original telegram.
By Brett Langston
|Известие ложное. Рубинштейн здоров, кланяется, благодарит. Я сильно обижен. Всем пишешь, а мне нет. Прерываю навсегда дружеские отношения.
|News is false. Rubinstein is well, bows, thanks . I am very offended. You wrote to everyone but me. I break off our friendship forever .
Notes and References
- Ivan Klimenko had telegrammed Tchaikovsky to enquire about Nikolay Rubinstein's health after he had read a newspaper report that he was gravely ill.
- As Klimenko recalled: "Pyotr Ilyich's humorous threat at the end of the above telegram was due to the fact that I only sent the telegram to him after I had already written to N. D. Kashkin and P. I. Jurgenson; I still wrote to him later" — quoted in (1995), p. 82.