Letter 4863

Tchaikovsky Research
Date 10/22 February 1893
Addressed to Vasily Safonov
Where written Klin
Language Russian
Autograph Location Moscow (Russia): Russian National Museum of Music (Ф. 80, No. 1048)
Publication П. И. Чайковский. Полное собрание сочинений, том XVII (1981), p. 41.
Notes Telegram

Text and Translation

Russian text
English translation
By Brett Langston
Это невозможно, обойдемся без мюстеля.

It is impossible to dispense with the Mustel [1].

Notes and References

  1. Tchaikovsky was replying to a telegram dated 10/22 February 1893, in which Vasily Safonov reported that the celesta required for a performance of Tchaikovsky's suite from The Nutcracker ballet in four days' time had still not arrived from the French manufacturers (Mustel), and that he was attempting to borrow an instrument from the Imperial Theatres in Saint Petersburg.