Letter 3979

Date 4/16 December 1889 [1]
Addressed to Olga Nápravník and Varvara Nápravník
Where written Saint Petersburg
Language Russian
Autograph Location Klin (Russia): Tchaikovsky State Memorial Musical Museum-Reserve (a3, No. 2990)
Publication П. И. Чайковский. Полное собрание сочинений, том XV-А (1976), p. 215

Text and Translation

Russian text
English translation
By Brett Langston
4 декабря

Милые барышни Ольга Эдуардовна и Варвара Эдуардовна!

По случаю дня рождения первой из Вас, бывшего вчера, и тезоименитства второй — позволяю Вам преподнести сии фрукты.

П. Чайковский

4 December

Dear Misses Olga Eduardovna and Varvara Eduardovna!

On the occasion of the birthday of the first of you, which occurred yesterday, and the name-day of the second — allow me to present you with the fruits herewith.

P. Tchaikovsky

Notes and References

  1. Dated to 1889 by the editors of П. И. Чайковский. Полное собрание сочинений, том XV-А (1976) on the basis of Tchaikovsky's evolving relationship with the Nápravník family, and the fact that he was present in Saint Petersburg at that time.