Letter 3991

Date 28 December 1889/9 January 1889
Addressed to Pyotr Jurgenson
Where written Moscow
Language Russian
Autograph Location Klin (Russia): Tchaikovsky State Memorial Musical Museum-Reserve (a3, No. 2711)
Publication П. И. Чайковский. Полное собрание сочинений, том XV-А (1976), p. 223

Text and Translation

Russian text
English translation
By Brett Langston
Как ты думаешь, не поднести ли нам, т. е. директорам венок Клиндворту? Если ты и Рукавишников найдёте это возможным, то я участвую в поднесении очень охотно.
П. Чайковский

Сейчас уеду.

What do you think about bringing Klindworth a wreath from the directors? If you and Rukavishnikov think this is possible, then I will happily participate in the presentation [1].
P. Tchaikovsky

I'm leaving immediately.

Notes and References

  1. Karl Klindworth was the guest conductor at the 9th Russian Musical Society concert in Moscow on 1/13 January 1890. Tchaikovsky was ultimately unable to attend, as he was required in Saint Petersburg for rehearsals of his ballet The Sleeping Beauty, which premiered two days later.