Letter 4819a

Date early/mid December 1892 or mid/late October 1893 (?)
Addressed to Yelizaveta Tchaikovskaya
Where written Saint Petersburg
Language Russian
Autograph Location Saint Petersburg (Russia): National Library of Russia (ф. 834, ед. хр. 30, л. 17, 19, 21)
Publication П. И. Чайковский. Полное собрание сочинений, том XVII (1981), p. 260

Text and Translation

Russian text
English translation
By Brett Langston
Милая Лили!

Посылаю Вам пять билетов. Распорядитесь ими, как знаете. Пошлите Ольховским, Ив[ану] Михайловичу, а если сами пойдёте, то тем лучше.

Ваш, П. Чайковский

Dear Lili!

I'm sending you five tickets [1] for you to use as intended. Send some to the Olkhovskys and Ivan Mikahylovich [2], and if you go yourself then so much the better.

Yours, P. Tchaikovsky

Notes and References

  1. The editors of П. И. Чайковский. Полное собрание сочинений, том XVII (1981) suggest that these tickets could have been for the premieres of the opera Iolanta and the ballet The Nutcracker on 6/18 December 1892, or the Symphony No. 6 on 16/28 October 1893.
  2. Ivan Mikhaylovich Lipport, brother of Yelizaveta Tchaikovskaya.