Letter 3905

Date 17/29 July 1889
Addressed to Aleksandra Hubert
Where written Frolovskoye
Language Russian
Autograph Location Klin (Russia): Tchaikovsky State Memorial Musical Museum-Reserve (a3, No. 68)
Publication Прошлое русской музыки. Материалы и исследования ; том 1 (1920), p. 53
П. И. Чайковский. Полное собрание сочинений, том XV-А (1976), p. 157

Text and Translation

Russian text
(original)
English translation
By Brett Langston
17 июля

Радость моя Баташа! Вы жалуетесь на духоту Москвы. Отчего Вы не хотите хоть разик посетить меня? Здесь так хорошо! Спасибо за хлопоты обо мне. Я сохранил очень симпатичное воспоминание о квартире моей. Нисколько не сожалею грузинскую квартиру. Она антипатична, несмотря на ванну. Алексей едет на этой неделе в Москву и побывает на квартире. Спасибо за милейшее письмо. Целую Ваши ручки.

Ваш, П. Чайковский

17 July

My joy Batasha! You complain about how stuffy Moscow is. Is this why you never wanted to visit me? It is so good here! Thank you for your troubles on my behalf [1].. I've retained very pleasant memories of my apartment. I don't lament the Georgian apartment at all [2]. It was unpleasant, despite the bath. Aleksey is going to Moscow this week and will stay in the apartment. Thank you for your most sweet letter [3]. I kiss your hands.

Yours, P. Tchaikovsky

Notes and References

  1. Aleksandra Hubert had helped Tchaikovsky to find an apartment on Troitsky Lane (now Pomerantsev Lane) to rent in Moscow, which he used during his recent short visit.
  2. Tchaikovsky had rejected Hubert's first choice of accommodation, on Great Georgian Street.
  3. Letter from Aleksandra Hubert to the composer dated 3/15 July 1889.