|Date||13/25 December 1889|
|Addressed to||Pyotr Jurgenson|
|Where written||Saint Petersburg|
|Autograph Location||Klin (Russia): Tchaikovsky State Memorial Musical Museum-Reserve (a3, No. 2661)|
|Publication||(1976), p. 218|
Text and Translation
By Brett Langston
|Спасибо за заглавный лист! По-французски M[onsieu]r Jean Wsewolojsky. Во вторник буду в Москве.
Русское посвящение можно без слова; впрочем, как хочешь. Относительно Арса поговорим при свидании.
Твой, П. Чайковский
Балет пойдёт в январе.
|Thank you for the title page! In French it's Monsieur Jean Wsewolojsky . I'll be in Moscow on Tuesday.
The Russian dedication might omit the word .; however, do as you wish. We'll discuss Ars when we meet
Yours, P. Tchaikovsky
The ballet is going on in January .
Notes and References
- In Letter 3983 written the previous day, Tchaikovsky had asked his publisher to put a dedication to Ivan Vsevolozhsky on the title page of the piano score of his new ballet The Sleeping Beauty.
- In a letter dated 11/23 December 1889, Jurgenson had objected to the use of some of Tchaikovsky's music by the composer and director Nikolay Andreyevich Ars (1858-1902).
- The Sleeping Beauty would receive its premiere at the Mariinsky Theatre in Saint Petersburg on 3/15 January 1890.