Letter 192a

Tchaikovsky Research
Date May 1870 (?)
Addressed to Bernhard Cossmann
Where written Moscow
Language German
Autograph Location Washington (District of Columbia, USA): The Library of Congress, Music Division (Moldenhauer collection, box 53) [1]
Publication Not published
Notes Valedictory letter on the occasion of Cossmann's departure from the Moscow Conservatory, asking him to retain the title "Professor am Conservatorium zu Moskau", and signed by Nikolay Rubinstein, Tchaikovsky, Karl Klindworth, Nikolay Kashkin, Vladimir Kashperov, Herman Laroche, Aleksandr Razmadze, Ferdinand Laub, Jan Hřímalý, Eduard Langer and Aleksandr Dubuque [2]

Notes and References

  1. The autograph was auctioned by Christie's, London, February 1983 and at Sotheby's, London, November 1986. See Christie's, Valuable Autograph Letters, Historical Documents and Music Manuscripts. Wednesday 23 February 1983 (London, 1983), Lot 118, and Sotheby's, Continental Printed Books, Manuscripts and Music. 27 and 28 November 1986 (London, 1986), Lot 653.
  2. For a description of this letter, see Luis Sundkvist, Čajkovskijana aus alten Auktionskatalogen (2015), p. 99-100.