Letter 3798

Date 16/28 February 1889?
Addressed to František Šubert
Where written Berlin
Language German
Autograph Location Klin (Russia): Tchaikovsky State Memorial Musical Museum-Reserve (a3, No. 465)
Publication П. И. Чайковский. Полное собрание сочинений, том XV-А (1976), p. 53

Text and Translation

German text
English translation
By Brett Langston
28 Febr[uar] [18]89

Hochgeehrter Herr Schubert!

Ich empfehle Ihnen eine von unseren besten Sängerinen Frau Swiatlowsky-Miller. Ich wäre sehr glücklich und froh, wenn sie könnte in Divadlo einige Male singen!


P. Tschaikovsky

28 February 1889

Most respected Herr Šubert!

I recommend to you one of our best singers, Frau Svyatovsky-Müller. I should be most happy and grateful if she had occasion to sing at the Divadlo![1]

Your devoted,

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 3796 and Letter 3797 of the same date).