Letter 510

Date late October/early November 1876
Addressed to Pyotr Jurgenson
Where written Moscow
Language Russian
Autograph Location Klin (Russia): Tchaikovsky State Memorial Musical Museum-Reserve (a3, No. 2147)
Publication П. И. Чайковский. Полное собрание сочинений, том VI (1961), p. 84

Text and Translation

Russian text
English translation
By Brett Langston
Пётр Иванович!

Г. Паук[н]ер желал бы напечатать свои сочинени[я] у тебя. Я их вним[а]тельно рассмотрел. Они очень музыкальн[ы], но, разумеется, не все одинакового достоинст[ва]. Лучшие из них:

Lystky z pamiatniki[a].

Они положительно очень хорошенькие. И я весьм[а] тебе советую их напечатать.

Твой, П. Чайковский

Mr Paukner would like you to print his compositions. I carefully have reviewed them. They are very musical but, of course, not all first rate. The best of them is:

Lystky z pamiatnika.

They are certainly very decent, and I strongly advise you to print them [1].

Yours, P. Tchaikovsky

Notes and References

  1. The six pieces for piano entitled Pages from a Memory Book (Листки из памятной книжки) by the Czech composer Josef Paukner (1847-1896) were published by Pyotr Jurgenson in November 1876, apparently as a result of Tchaikovsky's recommendation.