Letter 3791

Date 10/22 February 1889
Addressed to Julius von Bernuth
Where written Berlin
Language German
Autograph Location unknown
Publication П. И. Чайковский. Полное собрание сочинений, том XV-А (1976), p. 46 [draft]
Notes Telegram
Rough draft in Klin (Russia): Tchaikovsky State Memorial Musical Museum-Reserve (a4, No. 264)

Text and Translation

German text
English translation
By Brett Langston
Thut mir unendlich Leid, aber wenn nicht zum Konzert 1-ten März, kann nicht in dieser Saison in Hamburg kommen; wenn möglich bitte lassen Sie mich den 1 März die Simphonie dirigiren; den 28 kann schon früh in Hamburg sein. I am sorry but I can only come to Hamburg this season for a concert on 1st March; if possible please allow me to conduct the symphony on 1 March; I can be in Hamburg early on the 28th [1].

Notes and References

  1. Tchaikovsky had received a late invitation to conduct his Symphony No. 5 at a Philharmonic Society concert in Hamburg on 3/15 March, which would clash with his prior conducting engagement in Geneva. However, after sending the above telegram (which survives only in draft form), the composer was able to postpone his second Geneva concert, and make his way to Hamburg instead.