Letter 4676

Date 28 April/10 May 1892
Addressed to Pyotr Jurgenson
Where written Moscow
Language Russian
Autograph Location Klin (Russia): Tchaikovsky State Memorial Musical Museum-Reserve (a3, No. 2803)
Publication П. И. Чайковский. Переписка с П. И. Юргенсоном, том 2 (1952), p. 243
П. И. Чайковский. Полное собрание сочинений, том XVI-Б (1979), p. 83

Text and Translation

Russian text
English translation
By Brett Langston
28 апр[еля]

У меня сидят гости, — заехать не могу. «Воеводу» возвращаю, вполне полагаясь на Дальгрена. «Датскую» возьму в Питер и оттуда пришлю.

Кленовский талантлив, хотя глуп. Ильинского знаю мало. Кажется, и он не бездарен.


П. Ч.

28 April

I have visitors and can't leave. I'm returning "The Voyevoda", and relying completely on Dahlgren [1]. I'll take the "Danish" to Piter and send it from there [2]..

Klenovsky is talented, although a fool. I don't know Ilyinsky a little. He doesn't seem inept either [3].

I embrace you.

P. T.

Notes and References

  1. Jurgenson was publishing the full score of Tchaikovsky's opera, "The Voyevoda" (1867-68), for the first time. Dahlgren was one of Jurgenson's proofreaders.
  2. Tchaikovsky was revising the full score of his Festival Overture on the Danish National Anthem (1866), which Jurgenson was also publishing for the first time.
  3. Jurgenson's letter enquiring about the composer Nikolay Klenovsky (1857-1915) and the actor Aleksandr Ilyinsky (d. 1905) has not survived.