Letter 4483a

Tchaikovsky Research
Date 25 September/6 October 1891
Addressed to Pavel Peterssen
Where written Maydanovo
Language Russian
Autograph Location Russia (private collection)
Publication Неизвестный Чайковский (2009), p. 182

Text and Translation

Russian text
English translation
By Brett Langston
25 сент[ября] [18]91 г[ода]

Лорогой Павел Леонтьевич!

Выбираю 23 ноября. Буду очень благодарен Аузру, если он продирижируем солисту.

Я ещё не знаю, когда придётся побывать в Петербурге; это зависим от разных ещё неопределившихся обстоятельств. Во всяком случае я 23 ноября ещё посещу Северную Пальмиру и конечно побываю у Вас.

Крепко жму Вашу руку,

П. Чайковский

25 September 1891

I choose 23 November [1]. I will be very grateful to Auer if he conducts the soloists.

I still don't know when I'll have to go to Petersburg; this depends on various circumstances which have remain undetermined. In any case I'll be in the Palmyra of the North on 23 November, and will of course visit you.

I shake your hand warmly.

P. Tchaikovsky

Notes and References

  1. Tchaikovsky was replying to a letter from Peterssen dated 24 September/6 October 1891, in which he was asked to choose a date to conduct at a Russian Musical Society concert in Saint Petersburg. The composer also accepted Peterssen's offer to have Leopold Auer to undertake some of the conducting duties, given Tchaikovsky's heavy workload. Ultimately, the concert was delayed until 7/19 March 1892.