Letter 4592

Tchaikovsky Research
Date 4/16 January 1892
Addressed to Pavel Pchelnikov
Where written Berlin
Language Russian
Autograph Location Klin (Russia): Tchaikovsky State Memorial Musical Museum-Reserve (a3, No. 319)
Publication П. И. Чайковский. Полное собрание сочинений, том XVI-Б (1979), p. 15
Notes Original incorrectly dated "3/15 January" [1]

Text and Translation

Russian text
English translation
By Brett Langston
3/15 января 1892

Дорогой Павел Михайлович!

Я узнал, что Богуслав покидает капельмейстерское место в Мал[ом] театре. Ради Бога имейте в виду А. Ф. Арендса на это место. Он этого в высшей степени достоин. Я на пути в Гамбург и едва имею время написать Вам эти строки.

Искренне преданный и любящий Вас,

П. Чайковский

3/15 January 1892

I've learned that Boguslav [2] is leaving the kapellmeister position at the Maly Theatre. For God's sake keep A. F. Arends in mind for this position. He would be highly suitable for this [3]. I am on my way to Hamburg and barely have time to write you these lines.

Your sincerely devoted and affectionate,

P. Tchaikovsky

Notes and References

  1. Tchaikovsky only spent the night of 4/16 to 5/17 January 1892 in Berlin, on his way from Warsaw to Hamburg.
  2. Florentin Vyacheslavovich Boguslav (Bohuslav) (1848-1915), principal conductor of the Maly Theatre orchestra in Moscow.
  3. Andrey Arends was appointed chief conductor at the Maly Theatre in November 1892, after being selected in a competition in which Tchaikovsky was one of the judges. See also Letter 4674 and Letter 4774.