Letter 3906

Date 22 July/3 August 1889
Addressed to Semyon Kruglikov
Where written Frolovskoye
Language Russian
Autograph Location Klin (Russia): Tchaikovsky State Memorial Musical Museum-Reserve (a3, No. 258)
Publication П. И. Чайковский. Полное собрание сочинений, том XV-А (1976), p. 158

Text and Translation

Russian text
English translation
By Brett Langston
г[ород] Клин, Моск[овская] губ[ерния]
22 июля [18]89

Многоуважаемый Семён Николаевич!

Пиэску или романс непременно напишу, и не позже 15-го августа она будет уже в редакции, но за достоинство не ручаюсь, ибо я страшно утомлён спешной работой (инструментовка балета).

Корректуру убедительно прошу Вас принять на себя.

Ещё раз повторяю положительное обещание доставить рукопись к сроку и, пожелав Вам всего наилучшего, остаюсь искренно уважающий,

П. Чайковский

Town of Klin, Moscow province
22 July 1889

Most respected Semyon Nikolayevich!

I shall certainly write a little piece or romance [1], and it will be with the editor no later than 15th August, but I cannot vouch for its quality, because I am terribly worn out from urgent work (scoring a ballet).

I urge you to take on the proofreading yourself.

Once more I repeat my firm promise to deliver the manuscript in time and, having wished you all the very best, I remain your sincerely respectful,

P. Tchaikovsky

Notes and References

  1. Tchaikovsky was replying to a letter from Semyon Kruglikov (which has not survived), asking him to supply a short piece for the journal Artist, of which Kruglikov was the editor of the music section. The composer provided them with the piano piece Valse-Scherzo in A major, which was published in the September 1889 edition of Artist.