Letter 3935a

Date 13/25 September 1889
Addressed to Ambroise Thomas
Where written Moscow
Language French
Autograph Location unknown [1]
Publication Чайковский. Новые материалы к творческой биографии (2013), p. 402 (with Russian translation)
Notes Photocopy in London: British Library. Music Collections, MUS RP 3277

Text and Translation

French text
(original)
English translation
By Brett Langston
13/25 Septembre [18]89

Illustre maitre!

Permettez moi de recommander à Votre haute protection M[onsieu]r Jules Conus, jeune homme de beaucoup de talent, qui voudrait entre au Conservatoire que Vous diriger.

Daignez agréer, très respecté Maitre, l'expression de ma vive admiration et de mon grand dévouement.

P. Tchaïkovsky

13/25 September 1889

Illustrious Maestro!

Permit me to recommend to your highest patronage Monsieur Jules Conus, a most talented young man who desires to enter the conservatory of which you are the director.

I trust you will accept, most respected Maestro, the assurance of my highest admiration and great devotion.

P. Tchaikovsky

Notes and References

  1. Auctioned by Sotheby's in 1986. See Tchaikovsky Research Bulletin No. 2 (April 2011), p. 47-48.