Letter 3467

Date 10/22 January 1888
Addressed to Édouard Colonne
Where written Hamburg
Language French
Autograph Location Camarillo (California, USA): Laurence Doheny Memorial Library, St. John's Seminary
Publication П. И. Чайковский. Полное собрание сочинений, том XIV (1974), p. 331

Text and Translation

French text
(original)
English translation
By Luis Sundkvist
22 Janvier 1888

Cher et très respecté Monsieur et ami!

Voulez Vous avoir l'extrème complaisance d'accorder quelques instants de bienveillante attention à M[onsieu]r et M[ademois]elle Burmester (violon et piano) qui brulent depuis longtemps du désir de Vous être présentés. Ces jeunes gens ont beaucoup de talent.

Votre dévoué serviteur,

P. Tschaïkowsky

22 January 1888

Dear and most respected Sir and friend!

Would you have the extreme kindness of granting a few moments of benevolent attention to Mr and Miss Burmester (violin and piano), who have for a long time eagerly desired to be introduced to you. These young people have a lot of talent [1].

Your devoted servant,

P. Tchaikovsky

Notes and References

  1. This is a letter of recommendation for the young violinist Willy Burmester and his sister Johanna, who had trained as a pianist. Tchaikovsky had met them and their father in Hamburg in January 1888 during his first concert tour to Western Europe. See also Letter 3469 to Marie von Bülow, 12/24 January 1888.