Letter 3796

Tchaikovsky Research
Date 16/28 February 1889
Addressed to Édouard Colonne
Where written Berlin
Language French
Autograph Location Klin (Russia): Tchaikovsky State Memorial Musical Museum-Reserve (a3, No. 228)
Publication П. И. Чайковский. Полное собрание сочинений, том XV-А (1976), p. 52

Text and Translation

French text
English translation
By Brett Langston
Berlin 28 Février

Mon bien cher ami!

Je Vous recommande très chaudement M[ada]meMüller-Sviatlovsky qui Vous remettra cette lettre. C'est une de nos meilleurs cantatrices et je puis affirmer que Vous en resterez content. Je considèrerais comme une vraie preuve d'amitié si Vous l'honorez de Votre protection.

Tout à Vous,

P. Tschaikowsky

Berlin 28 February

My very dear friend!

I warmly recommend to you Madame Müller-Svyatlovsky, who is the bearer of this letter. She is one of our best singers, with whom I am sure that you will remain content. I should consider it a sign of our sincere friendship if you were to honour her with your protection [1].

Yours ever,

P. Tchaikovsky

Notes and References

  1. On 12/24 February 1889, Tchaikovsky met the singer Aleksandra Svyatlovskaya in Berlin, a former student at the Moscow Conservatory. The composer wrote letters of recommendation which the singer apparently did not use (see also Letter 3797 and Letter 3798 of the same date).