Letter 4946a

Tchaikovsky Research
Date late May/early June 1893
Addressed to [unidentifed person] [1]
Where written London
Language French
Autograph Location unknown [2]
Publication Tschaikowsky-Gesellschaft Mitteilungen, Heft 22 (2015), p. 125 (extract only)

Text and Translation

This incomplete text is based on the extract published in Sotheby's 1990 auction catalogue [3], which may contain differences in formatting and content from Tchaikovsky's original letter.

French text
English translation
By Brett Langston
7 heures soir

[...] Vendredi et samedi, je suis à votre disposition, mais pas avant 5 heures, car j'ai mes répetitions au Royal College [...]

7 p.m.

[...] Friday and Saturday, I am at your disposal, but not not before 5 o'clock, because I have my rehearsals at the Royal College [...]

Notes and References

  1. In Čajkovskijana aus alten Auktionskatalogen (2015), p. 126, Luis Sundvkist suggests that the addressee could have been the Scottish composer and conductor Alexander Mackenzie (1847–1935).
  2. The autograph was auctioned on 21 November 1990 by Sotheby's, London.
  3. Sotheby’s, London, Fine Printed and Manuscript Music. Wednesday 21st November 1990, p. 181 (lot 299).