Mariya Golovina

Tchaikovsky Research
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Mariya Golovina (d. 1878)

Russian pianist (d. 1878), born Mariya Alekseyevna Golovina (Мария Алексеевна Головина).

She was a student in Tchaikovsky's and Nikolay Rubinstein's classes at the Moscow Conservatory during the 1870s, and in 1876 Tchaikovsky wrote two humorous pieces in one of her albums: Base Dog, Shameless Bishka (TH 195) and The Siskin (TH 196).

Correspondence with Tchaikovsky

One letter from Tchaikovsky to Mariya Golovina has survived, dating from 1875:

5 letters from Mariya Golovina to the composer, dating from around 1875, are preserved in the Klin House-Museum Archive.