Letter 3878

Date 16/28 June 1889
Addressed to Aleksandr Ziloti
Where written Frolovskoye
Language Russian
Autograph Location Klin (Russia): Tchaikovsky State Memorial Musical Museum-Reserve (a3, No. 3010)
Publication Русская музыкальная газета (1908), No. 47, p. 1046 (dated "16 July" [O.S.]) (abridged)
Александр Ильич Зилоти, 1863–1945. Воспоминания и письма (1963), p. 99
П. И. Чайковский. Полное собрание сочинений, том XV-А (1976), p. 132

Text and Translation

Russian text
(original)
English translation
By Brett Langston
16 июня

Милый Саша!

Первое действие и голоса концерта будут у тебя дня через 2.

Ты не можешь себе представить, как я тебе благодарен! Спасибо! Спасибо! Спасибо!

Твой, П. Чайковский

16 June

Dear Sasha!

The first act [1] and parts for the concerto will be with you in 2 days [2].

You cannot imagine how grateful I am to you! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!

Yours, P. Tchaikovsky

Notes and References

  1. Ziloti had agreed to arrange Tchaikovsky's ballet The Sleeping Beauty for solo piano.
  2. The parts for Tchaikovsky's Piano Concerto No. 1, which Ziloti had asked for in his letter of 14/26 June 1889.