Letter 399

Tchaikovsky Research
Date 3/15 May 1875
Addressed to Pyotr Jurgenson
Where written Moscow
Language Russian
Autograph Location Klin (Russia): Tchaikovsky State Memorial Musical Museum-Reserve (a3, No. 2133)
Publication П. И. Чайковский. Полное собрание сочинений, том V (1959), p. 402

Text and Translation

Russian text
English translation
By Brett Langston
3 мая

Г[осподин] Юргенсону, здесь.

Г[осподин] Банкир Юргенсон и Ко!

Корректура сделана нами весьма тщательно, ошибок очень мало, — это, наверное, вторая корректура; печать превосходна!

Потрудитесь, Г[осподин] Банкир (имеющий счастье хранить капиталы дома П. Чайковский и сыновья), при первом удобном случае препроводить в торговый дом М. Бернард прилагаемые при сем два наши романса.

Просим Вас принять уверение в нашем почтении.

П. Чайковский и сыновья

3 May

To Mister Jurgenson, here.

Mister Banker Jurgenson and Co!

We have undertaken the proof-reading most thoroughly, and mistakes were very few — these are surely the second proofs, being printed superbly![1]

Be so kind as to take the trouble, Mister Banker (as you have the pleasure of maintaining the capital for the house of P. Tchaikovsky and Sons), at the first opportunity to transmit to the trading house of M. Bernard our two romances attached herewith [2].

Please accept the assurances of our regards.

P. Tchaikovsky and Sons

Notes and References

  1. Tchaikovsky is referring to the Six Romances, Op. 27, which were published by Jurgenson in May 1875.
  2. The two songs I Should Like in a Single Word and We Have Not Far to Walk were published by Nikolay Bernard in issues of the journal Nuvellist for September 1875 and November 1875 respectively.