Letter 3508

Date 1/13 March 1888
Addressed to Marie de Benardaky
Where written Paris
Language Russian
Autograph Location Stanford (California, USA): Stanford University, Music Library (No. 1071)
Publication П. И. Чайковский. Полное собрание сочинений, том XIV (1974), p. 376

Text and Translation

French text
(original)
English translation
By Brett Langston
13 Mars 1888
Paris

Madame!

Veuiller avoir la bonté de recevoir M[onsieu]r de Krotkoff voudrait Vous connaitre et demander Vos conseils sur une affaire très importante.

Votre bien dévoué serviteur,

Р. Tschaikovsky

13 March 1888
Paris

Madame!

Please be so kind as to receive Monsieur de Krotkoff [1] who should like to become acquainted with you and request your advice on a very important matter.

Your most devoted servant,

P. Tchaikovsky

Notes and References

  1. Nikolay Sergeyevich Krotkov (1849-?), Russian composer and conductor at the Aleksandrinsky and Mikhaylovsky Theatres in Saint Petersburg, who at that time was attempting to organise a Russian concert in Paris on behalf of the Smolensk branch of the Russian Musical Society, and had sought Tchaikovsky's assistance.