Letter 4655

Date 29 March/10 April 1892
Addressed to Pyotr Jurgenson
Where written Saint Petersburg
Language Russian
Autograph Location Klin (Russia): Tchaikovsky State Memorial Musical Museum-Reserve (a3, No. 2801)
Publication П. И. Чайковский. Переписка с П. И. Юргенсоном, том 2 (1952), p. 242
П. И. Чайковский. Полное собрание сочинений, том XVI-Б (1979), p. 70

Text and Translation

Russian text
English translation
By Brett Langston
29 марта

Твоему намеренью издать балет и оперу в партитуре я могу только радоваться. Но не слишком ли это большой расход? Не достаточно ли литографировать? Впрочем, повторяю: очень, очень радуюсь. Обнимаю.

П. Чайковский

29 March

I can only rejoice at your intention to publish the full scores of the ballet and opera [1]. But isn't this too great an expense? Wouldn't a lithograph be sufficient? And yet I repeat: I am very, very glad. I embrace you.

P. Tchaikovsky

Notes and References

  1. Tchaikovsky was replying to Pyotr Jurgenson's letter of 28 March/9 April 1892, in which he wrote that the orchestral scores of the ballet The Nutcracker and the opera Iolanta would be printed, together with the piano reductions being made by Sergey Taneyev.