Mariya Kondratyeva

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Mariya Kondratyeva

Wife of Tchaikovsky's friend Nikolay Kondratyev, known after her marriage as Mariya Sergeyevna Kondratyeva (Мария Сергеевна Кондратьева).


In 1882, Tchaikovsky dedicated his piano piece Valse de Salon — No. 1 of the Six Pieces, Op. 51 — "à Madame Mary de Kondratiew".

Correspondence with Tchaikovsky

One letter from Tchaikovsky to Mariya Kondratyeva has survived, dating from the early 1890s, and has been translated into English on this website:

13 letters from Mariya Kondratyeva to Tchaikovsky, dating from around 1879 to 1887 are preserved in the Tchaikovsky State Memorial Musical Museum-Reserve at Klin (a4, Nos. 1654–1666).