Letter 3070

Date 7/19 October 1886
Addressed to Eduard Nápravník
Where written Maydanovo
Language Russian
Autograph Location Auburn (Alabama, USA): Private collection
Publication Переписка Е. Ф. Направника с П. И. Чайковским (1959), p. 140
П. И. Чайковский. Полное собрание сочинений, том XIII (1971), p. 476

Text and Translation

Russian text
(original)
English translation
By Brett Langston
7 октября

Голубчик Эдуард Францович!

Пожалуйста, возьмите мне ложу* на «Гарольда» и потрудитесь её прислать к брату Модесту на Фонтанку № 15.

До свиданья на днях.

Ваш П. Чайковский


* 1-го яруса или бельэтажа

7 October

Please, reserve me a box* for "Harold" [1] and kindly send it to my brother Modest at Fontanka No. 15.

Until we meet in a few days.

Yours P. Tchaikovsky


* 1st tier or dress circle.

Notes and References

  1. Nápravník's opera Harold was scheduled to be premiered in October 1886 at the Mariinsky Theatre in Saint Petersburg, although the first performance was later postponed until 11/23 November.