|Date||16/28 May 1888|
|Addressed to||Pyotr Jurgenson|
|Autograph Location||Klin (Russia): Tchaikovsky State Memorial Musical Museum-Reserve (a3, No. 2605)|
|Publication|| (1952), p. 91|
(1974), p. 433
Text and Translation
By Brett Langston
Ты переслал мне письмо Арто, переданное тебе, вероятно, г[оспож]ей Волпянской. Оставила ли она мне свой адрес? Куда ей писать? Мне нужно войти в письменные сношения с ней.
Приеду я не раньше начала будущей недели.
Отчего ты не отвечаешь на письмецо моё, посланное на днях?
Твой П. Чайковский
I won't be coming before the start of next week.
Why haven't you replied to the note I sent the other day?
Yours P. Tchaikovsky
Notes and References
- In her letter from Berlin on 2/14 April 1888 Désirée Artôt-Padilla had told Tchaikovsky that one of her pupils, Darya Nikolayevna Volpyanskaya (b. 1861; stage name Doroteya Mirskaya), would be coming to Moscow soon, and she asked the composer to assist her as best as he could. It seems that Artôt had given her pupil this letter to take with her to Moscow in the hope that Tchaikovsky would be there at the same time and that Miss Volpyanskaya could then pass it on to him. However, Tchaikovsky had only passed through Moscow briefly in late March/early April while on his way home to Frolovskoye after his holiday in Tiflis (a three weeks' holiday he took immediately after the conclusion of his first European conducting tour). Artôt's letter has been published in (1970), p. 193.
- Letter 3565 to Pyotr Jurgenson, 10/22 May 1888.