Emil von Sauer
A student of Nikolay Rubinstein in Moscow (1879–81) and Franz Liszt in Weimar (1884–85), Sauer made his international concert debut in 1882. From 1901 to 1907 he was director of piano master-classes at the Vienna Conservatory, returning to the post in 1915.
Correspondence with Tchaikovsky
Two letters from Tchaikovsky to Emil von Sauer have survived, both dating from 1888, and are available in English translations on this website:
- Letter 3652 – 27 August/8 September 1888, from Kamenka
- Letter 3714 – 28 October/9 November 1888, from Frolovskoye.
Two letters from Emilv von Sauer to the composer, both dating from 1888, are preserved in the Klin House-Museum archive.