Beautiful letter to Massenet, whom he invited to come and give a concert in Moscow . [Tchaikovsky is in Dresden, where in February 1889 he conducted the Dresden Philharmonic and performed his Symphony No. 4 and Piano Concerto No. 1].
"Dear Master! Your good letter caught up with me in Dresden and I hasten to say that I was most happy and pleased that You accepted our invitation. You cannot believe how much we will be delighted in Moscow, where I have already announced the good news by telegram. I will be in Paris during the month of March and will try to see You, if only for a moment, to thank You in person and also to obtain more or less precise information about the date of Your Moscow concert. So goodbye! Receive the expression of my great admiration and gratitude! "...
Succession Madame Jules Massenet (Drouot, December 8, 1938, No. 22).