Autograph manuscript signed, in Cyrillic ("P. Tchaikovsky").
8vo. 1 page. On yellow stationery, light creasing and thumbing, matted with pastel portrait of Tchaikovsky and albumen print photo of Mozart portrait and framed.
Tchaikovsky discusses his newly-composed Orchestral Suite No. 4 Op. 61, usually referred to as "Mozartiana", composed to celebrate the centennial of Mozart's "Don Giovanni". Tchaikovsky personally conducted the debut performance of "Mozartiana" in Moscow in November of 1887. The composition's title is referred to in the heading and in the body of the manuscript.