Letter 432b

Tchaikovsky Research
Date 1875 (?)
Addressed to Adolph Brodsky
Where written Moscow (?)
Language Russian
Autograph Location Leipzig (Germany): Stadtgeschichtliches Museum, Bibliothek (A/4900/2005)
Publication Not previously published
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Reproduced by kind permission of the Stadtgeschichtliches Museum, Leipzig

Text and Translation

Russian text
English translation
By Luis Sundkvist
Адольф Бродскович!

Юргенсон и я очень просим Вас пожаловать к Юргенсону, завтра (в четверг в 8 часов вечера). Нам хотелось бы сыграть мой 2-ой квартет по новым печатным партиям, чтобы убедиться, что нет более ошибок. Не откажите, голубчик, помочь в этом деле.

Вам преданный,

П. Чайковский

Jurgenson and I would very much like you to come to Jurgenson's tomorrow (Thursday at 8 o'clock in the evening). We should like you to play my 2nd quartet from the new printed parts to establish that there are no more mistakes [2]. Do not refuse, golubchik, to assist in this matter.

Your devoted,

P. Tchaikovsky

Notes and References

  1. The 'Russification' of the violinist's surname as a patronymic was a humorous play on words by Tchaikovsky.
  2. The printed parts of Tchaikovsky's String Quartet No. 2 were issued by Jurgenson in October 1875, and so this letter presumably dates from around that time.