Letter 4876

Date 28 February/12 March 1893
Addressed to Konstantin Mikhaylov-Stoyan
Where written Klin
Language Russian
Autograph Location unknown
Publication Исповедь тенора М. -С., том 2 (1896), p. 93 (undated)
П. И. Чайковский. Полное собрание сочинений, том XVII (1981), p. 52

Text and Translation

Based on its first publication in Исповедь тенора М. -С., том 2 (1896), which may contain differences in formatting and content from Tchaikovsky's original letter.

Russian text
English translation
By Brett Langston
Спасибо, голубчик, за милейшее письмо. Не отвечаю подробно, ибо в конце недели буду в Москве и останусь дней шесть; также надеюсь увидеться с Вами и побеседовать. Остановлюсь в Большой Московской гостинице, как всегда. Не зайдёте ли в пятницу около 4 часов дня?

Обнимаю Вас.

П. Чайковский

Thank you, golubchik, for your most kind letter [1]. I am not replying in detail, because at the end of the week I shall be in Moscow where I am staying for six days; I also hope to see you and talk with you. I am stopping at the Grand Moscow Hotel, as usual. Could you go there on Friday around 4 o'clock?

I embrace you.

P. Tchaikovsky

Notes and References

  1. Letter from Konstantin Mikhaylov-Stoyan to Tchaikovsky, 22 February/6 March 1893, in which the singer reported that he was due to perform the part of Herman in a production of The Queen of Spades at the Mariinsky Theatre in Saint Petersburg, and he asked for the composer's advice on how to interpret the role.