Letter 3976b

Date 27 November/9 December 1889
Addressed to E. Elias
Where written Moscow
Language French
Autograph Location Los Angeles (California, USA): University of Southern California, Thornton School of Music (Miklós Rózsa collection) (Box 1, Folder 49) [1]
Publication Чайковский. Новые материалы к творческой биографии (2013), p. 304-305 (with Russian translation, p. 305-306)
Notes Includes an autograph extract from the Andante cantabile of Tchaikovsky's String Quartet No. 1.

Text and Translation

French text
(original)
English translation
By Brett Langston
Moskau
9 December 1889

Cher Monsieur!

Je Vous demande pardon de repondre si tard à Votre lettre, mais pour bien des raisons, — je n'ai pu jusqu'à present trouver un moment de loisir et je m'empresse dès que je le puis de satisfaire Votre desir qui me flatte infiniment.

Tout à Vous,

P. Tschaïkowsky

Pardon de V[ou]s répondre en français, mais j'ecris bien mal l'allemand.

Moscow
9 December 1889

Dear Sir!

I beg your pardon for responding so late to your letter, but this was for good reasons — I could not find a free moment and I am hastening as soon as I can to satisfy your desire, which is infinitely flattering to me.

Yours ever,

P. Tchaikovsky

Forgive me for replying in French, but I write very badly in Germany.

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