ALS in French, signed “P. Tschaikovsky,” three pages on two sheets, 5.25 x 7, March 11/23, 1884. Letter to Alfred Bruneau, president of the International Union of Composers. In part (translated): "I have just received your letter, which has made quite a detour through Europe before catching up with me here. The letter from M. Godard reached me some ten days before yours in Berlin, and I hastened to comply with your request and to recommend two works of mine for performance at the festival of the International Union, asking M. Godard to choose which one of the two would be the more suitable for him. At the same time I sent a telegram to my publisher, asking him to dispatch to Paris the parts and scores of these two works as soon as possible. I hope that they have already reached their destination, and that M. Godard has been able to make his choice. Unfortunately, I find myself compelled to decline the great honour of personally taking part in the performance of my work, but I am convinced that under the baton of M. Godard it cannot but receive an excellent performance." In fine condition, with a couple of tiny edge tears.
Translation source: Tchaikovsky Research.
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