Aleksandr Litke

Aleksandr Litke (1868-1912)

Second cousin of the composer (b. 9/21 December 1868; d. 1912), born Count Aleksandr Nikolayevich Litke (Александр Николаевич Литке), and known familiarly to Tchaikovsky as Sanya (Саня).

He was the son of state councillor Nikolay Litke (1839–1887) and his wife Amaliya, and the older brother of Konstantin Litke.

Correspondence with Tchaikovsky

One letter from Tchaikovsky to Aleksandr Litke has survived, dating from 1891, and is available in English translation on this website:

17 letters from Aleksandr Litke to the composer, dating from 1891 to 1893, are preserved in the Klin House-Museum Archive.