Mariya Kondratyeva

Tchaikovsky Research
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).