Letter 3793b

Tchaikovsky Research
Date 13/25 February 1889
Addressed to Paul Cossmann
Where written Berlin
Language French
Autograph Location unknown [1]
Publication Tchaikovsky Research Bulletin No. 1 (February 2011), p. 58 (with English translation, p. 59)
Чайковский. Новые материалы к творческой биографии (2013), p. 297 (with Russian translation)

Text and Translation

Russian text
English translation
By Luis Sundkvist
25 Fevrier [18]89

Mon cher ami Paul!

De grâce veuillez m'excuser, — je ne puis avoir aujourd'hui le plaisir de dèjeuner avec Vous. J'ai eu tort de ne pas Vous prendre Votre adresse l'autre jour, — cela m'a empèché de Vous prèvenir à temps! J'ai ce matin une répétition après laquelle il faut absolument que je déjeune chez notre consul. Venez[,] je Vous en prie[,] demain chez moi à 1 heure après midi. Pardon de grâce

P. Tschaïkovsky

25 February 1889

My dear friend Paul!

Would you please excuse me — I cannot have the pleasure of having lunch with you today. I was wrong not to ask you for your address the other day, for this has prevented me from warning you in time! This morning, I have a rehearsal after which it is absolutely necessary for me to have lunch with our consul. I kindly ask you to call on me tomorrow at one o'clock in the afternoon. Please accept my apologies.

P. Tchaikovsky

Notes and References

  1. The autograph was advertised for sale on 12 September 2020 by RR Auction, Amherst, New Hampshire [1], having previously sold in February 2014 by the same company in Boston [2], and in June 2009 by Aste Bolaffi, Turin [3]