Peter Iljitsch Tschaikowsky

Tschaikowsky, Peter Iljitsch

russ. Komponist (1840-1893). Autograph letter signed, in Cyrillic ("P. Tchaikovsky") ohne Ort. 8vo. 1 p. Doppelblatt. Faltspuren. Rückseitig alt leicht hinterlegt.
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Nice letter in Russian to Elena Pavlovna Glazunova (1846-1925), the mother of the Russian composer Alexander Glazunov (1865-1936). „I would very, very much like to spend the evening with you, but unfortunately I feel terribly sick, exhausted and absolutely unsuitable for company. Please let Sascha, Konstantin Ilyich and your guests express my best wishes. Yours sincerely, P. Tchaikovsky.“ Only a few days later, on December 18, 1892, Pyotr Tchaikovsky's ballet „The Nutcracker“ premiered in St.

Petersburg. It hit the nerve and is inevitably associated with Christmas time for generations of listeners. Tchaikovsky is considered the most important composer of the 19th century in Russia, although he did not belong to the Group of Five. Tchaikovsky continued Anton Rubinstein's school, which was influenced by Western music. In addition to Alexander Glazunov, Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov included Vladimir Stasov, Anatoly Lyadov, Alexander Ossovsky, Witold Maliszewski, Nikolai Tcherepnin, Nikolay Sokolov and Alexander Winkler were part of the Western orientated circle. Glazunov's attitude to external influences was typical of the circle. He studied Tchaikovsky's works and „found a lot of new things ... that was instructive for us as young musicians. It struck me that Tchaikovsky, who was above all a lyrical and melodic composer, had included operatic elements in his symphonies.“ Tchaikovsky's best-known compositions include his last three symphonies, the violin concerto, his first piano concerto, the 1812 overture, and his opera „Eugene Onegin“. With „Swan Lake“, „Sleeping Beauty“ and „The Nutcracker“, he also wrote three of the most famous ballets in music history..

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Tschaikowsky, Peter Iljitsch

russ. Komponist (1840-1893). Autograph letter signed three times, in Cyrillic. ohne Ort. 4to. 1 p. Faltspuren.
$ 14,670 / 12.000 € (80348)

A document confirming receipt of pension payments. P.I. (Pyotr Ilyich), received his pension from Mr. Osip Jurgenson (brother of Pyotr Jurgenson). With three signatures by P. Tchaikovsky. In 1888 Tsar Alexander III fixed a pension of 3,000 rubles per year for Tchaikovsky. The composer, who was traveling a lot, presumably authorized Osip Jurgenson to draw his pension. Tchaikovsky was intimately acquainted with the brothers Osip Jurgenson (1829-1910) and Pyotr Jurgenson (1836-1904). Pyotr Jurgenson (1829-1910) acted as Tchaikovsky's main publisher in Moscow.

He supported Tchaikovsky financially at the beginning of his career. At times, Jurgenson held the worldwide rights for Tchaikovsky's compositions. The piano piece „Mazurque pour danser“, No. 6 of the Eighteen Pieces op. 72 (1892) is dedicated to Osip's daughter Luiza. Tchaikovsky is considered the most important composer of the 19th century in Russia, although he did not belong to the Group of Five. Tchaikovsky continued Anton Rubinstein's school, which was influenced by Western music. Tchaikovsky's best-known compositions include his last three symphonies, the violin concerto, his first piano concerto, the 1812 overture, and his opera „Eugene Onegin“. With „Swan Lake“, „Sleeping Beauty“ and „The Nutcracker“, he also wrote three of the most famous ballets in music history..

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Tschaikowsky, Peter Iljitsch

E. Brief mit U.
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Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840–1893), Russian composer of the Romantic era. Rare ALS (“P. Tchaikovsky”). Moscow, 8 April 1885. 3½ pp. on double leaf. 8°. In perfect condition. – In French, to the French actor Lucien Guitry (1860–1925): “My dear friend! It is presumptuous on my part to have imagined that it was on my behalf that you wish to come, or did you tell me? Or in the haste of leaving, did I simply misunderstand you? I do not know, but one thing is certain, and that is I would be most happy to have the honor of welcoming you to our second capital, but to my regret I am forced to go, any day now, to the southern part of Russia, as my opera Mazeppa is to be presented at Odessa, and it is absolutely necessary for me that I be there at the rehearsals [...] Sometime after this I must also make a trip to Kiev [...] Do not forget me, believe in my unshakable friendship and in my admiration for your great and beautiful talent. Please remember me to your wife [...]”. – Lucien Guitry was at the time signed to the Theatre St. Michel in St. Petersburg, where he was to stay for nine years; in February of that year his son Alexander Pierre Georges (“Sacha”) Guitry was born. – On stationery with embossed vignette; edges slightly faded, otherwise perfect.


Tschaikowsky, Peter Iljitsch

Eigenh. Brief mit U.
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Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840-1893), Russian composer. Autograph letter signed. Hamburg, March 16, 1889. 8°. 1 p. on double leaf. - To one "cher ami": "Je vous envoie ma photographie. Mille salutations à M[ada])me Votre femme | P. Tchaikovsky". - In the midst of March, Tchaikovsky had travelled to Hamburg to conduct there his Symphony no. 5, which became a great success. During the rehearsals he met, amongst others, Johannes Brahms, Josef Sittard and Willy Burmester. - On stationery with embossed monogram; together with a portrait mounted under passe-partout.


Tschaikowsky, Peter Iljitsch

E. Brief mit U.
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Peter Iljitsch Tschaikowsky (1840-1893), Komponist. E. Brief m. U., Paris, 8. April 1889, eine Seite 8°. Doppelblatt. In Deutsch. An Herrn Schäffer, der beim Musikverlag Peters gearbeitet hatte: „Hochverehrter Herr Schäffer! Soeben schicke ich zu Ihnen die Correcturen 1) Von Concert B-moll | 2) von der Partitur des Quartett op.11. Leider habe ich nicht die Zeit gehabt, die 3 letzten Sätze von op.11 durchzusehen. Bitte lassen Sie die Revision von einem guten Musiker machen. Im Concert habe ich viele Fehler gefunden!!! Hochachtungsvoll P. Tschaikovsky“. In einem Nachsatz „Ich fahre gleich nach London un[d] nach 3 Tagen nach Tiflis, Coucasus“. Tschaikowsky befand sich auf seiner zweiten Konzertreise, u. a. in Paris. Sein Konzert für 2 Klaviere und Orchester Nr. 1 b-moll op. 23 entstand 1874. Tschaikowsky hatte es Hans von Bülow gewidmet. Das Streichquartett Nr. 1 D-Dur op. 11 für Violoncello und Streichorchester komponierte er 1871. – 1889 schrieb T. trotz seiner zweiten langen Tournee sein umfangreiches dreiaktiges Ballet „Dornröschen“ für die St. Petersburger Oper. MGG XIII, S. 863. – Briefe Tschaikowskys in deutscher Sprache sind sehr selten. Beiliegt: engl. Übersetzung. TCHAIKOVSKY, P. 1p ALS in German, April 8, 1885. “Dear Herr Schäffer! I’m sending you the corrections 1) from the B-minor Concerto. 2) from the score of the Quartett op. 11. Unfortunately I have not had time to look through the 3 last movements of op. 11. Please let the revision be done by a good musician. In the Concerto I found many errors!!!”. The first Tchaikovsky letter we have seen mentioning his most famous work, the great Piano Concerto in B-Minor