Letter 3785

Date 5/17 February 1889
Addressed to Hermann Wolff
Where written Dresden
Language French
Autograph Location unknown
Publication Revue de musicologie, tom 64 (1968), no. 1, p. 88
П. И. Чайковский. Полное собрание сочинений, том XV-А (1976), p. 41

Text and Translation

French text
(original)
English translation
By Brett Langston
17 Février

Cher M[onsieu]r Wolff!

Halir voudrait beaucoup pouvoir jouer mon concerte le 27. Il dit qu'il est parfaitement libre ce jour-là. Qu'en pensez Vous? Moi, j'en aurais été enchanté!

J'ai obtenu un très grand succés à Francfort.

Au revoir! À bientôt.

P. Tschaikowsky

17 February

Dear Monsieur Wolff!

Halíř [1] should very much like to play my concerto on the 27th [2]. He says he is completely free that day. What do you think? I should be delighted!

I had a great success in Frankfurt [3].

Goodbye! See you soon.

P. Tchaikovsky

Notes and References

  1. Karel (Carl) Halíř (1859-1909), who gave the German and Czech premieres of Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto in 1886 and 1888 respectively, the latter occasion under the composer's baton.
  2. This concert did not take place, and Tchaikovsky did not conduct his Violin Concerto at all during his German tour in February 1889.
  3. Tchaikovsky had conducted his Suite No. 3 at a "Museum-Konzert" in Frankfurt on 3/15 February 1889.