Letter 4624

Tchaikovsky Research
Date 20 February/3 March 1892
Addressed to Eugen Albrecht
Where written Moscow
Language Russian
Autograph Location Saint Petersburg, State Academic Mariinsky Theatre, Central Music Library (VII.2.4.154)
Publication П. И. Чайковский на сцене театра оперы и балета им. С. М. Кирова (1940), p. 416
П. И. Чайковский. Полное собрание сочинений, том XVI-Б (1979), p. 43
Чайковский. Новые материалы к творческой биографии (2013), p. 109

Text and Translation

Russian text
English translation
By Brett Langston
20 февраля 1892 г[ода]

Дорогой друг!

Разрешение, конечно, даю, — но не лучше ли подождать? Через 9 дней я буду в Петербурге. Надеюсь, что увидимся.


П. Чайковский

20 February 1892

Dear friend!

Permission is, of course, given — but wouldn't it be better to wait? [1]. In 9 days' time I shall be in Petersburg. I hope to see you.

I embrace you,

P. Tchaikovsky

Notes and References

  1. Writing to the composer on 14/26 February 1892, Eugen Albrecht had asked permission to perform the original version of the string sextet Souvenir de Florence (which Tchaikovsky had just finished revising) at a concert of the Saint Petersburg Chamber Music Society.