Letter 4928

Date 5/17 May 1893
Addressed to Andrey Tchaikovsky
Where written Klin
Language Russian
Autograph Location Klin (Russia): Tchaikovsky State Memorial Musical Museum-Reserve (a3, No. 420)
Publication П. И. Чайковский. Полное собрание сочинений, том XVII (1981), p. 92

Text and Translation

Russian text
English translation
By Brett Langston
5 мая

Голубчик Андрюша! Я на основании твоих слов, что нужно всего 3 колена, не написал Trio для марша. Теперь, узнав, что оно нужно, спешу послать. Крепко обнимаю тебя.

П. Чайковский

Прости, что мало пишу, — тороплюсь, сейчас уезжаю.

5 May

Golubchik Andryusha! Going by your words that there just need to be 3 sections in all I didn't write a Trio for the march [1]. Now I know that it's required I'm hurrying to send it to you. I embrace you warmly.

P. Tchaikovsky

I'm sorry to write so little: I'm in rush, about to leave [2].

Notes and References

  1. The Military March, which Tchaikovsky had written at the request of his cousin on 25 March/6 April 1893. See Letter 4903 to Andrey Tchaikovsky, 25 March/6 April 1893.
  2. Tchaikovsky left Klin for Saint Petersburg later that day.