Letter 3160

Date 25 January/6 February 1887
Addressed to Vladimir Shilovsky
Where written Moscow
Language Russian
Autograph Location Saint Petersburg (Russia): National Library of Russia (ф. 834, ед. хр. 14, л. 16–17)
Publication П. И. Чайковский. Полное собрание сочинений, том XIV (1974), p. 29

Text and Translation

Russian text
English translation
By Brett Langston
25 янв[аря]

Милый Володя!

Для тебя записаны 2 ложи, 1) внизу в 1 ярусе и 2) в 3 ярусе по просьбе Чокина. Потрудись послать за ними Чокина, или Тита.

Завтра приезжает мой зять, и мне невозможно с тобой обедать. Прошу тебя приехать завтра в 11 часов вечера в: Большой Московский трактир. Дай знать, приедешь ли?

Твой П. Чайковский

25 January

Dear Volodya!

I've secured 2 boxes for you, 1) downstairs in the 1st tier and 2) in the 3rd tier at Chokin's request [1]. Kindly send for them via Chokin or Tit [2].

My brother-in-law [3] is coming tomorrow, and it's impossible for me to dine with you. Let me know if you can come to the Grand Moscow Restaurant [4] tomorrow at 11pm?

Yours P. Tchaikovsky

Notes and References

  1. Pavel Aleksandrovich Chokin, a close associate (and business manager?) of Vladimir Shilovsky.
  2. "Tit" was Vladimir Shilovsky's servant.
  3. Lev Davydov, husband of the composer's sister Aleksandra.
  4. The Grand Moscow Restaurant was situated above the Grand Moscow Hotel at Voskressenskaya Square.