Sofiya Jurgenson

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Sofiya Jurgenson

Teacher, and the wife of Tchaikovsky's publisher Pyotr Jurgenson (b. 1840; d. 1911), born Sofiya Ivanovna Sots (София Ивановна Соц); known after her marriage as Sofiya Ivanovna Yurgenson (София Ивановна Юргенсон).

Sofiya assisted her husband in managing his publishing house, and corresponded frequently with Tchaikovsky with regard to the publication of his works, as well as family matters.


In 1884 Tchaikovsky dedicated his piano piece Impromptu-Caprice to Sofiya Jurgenson.

Correspondence with Tchaikovsky

15 letters from Tchaikovsky to Sofiya Jurgenson have survived, dating from 1879 to 1893, all of which have been translated into English on this website:

17 letters from Sofiya Jurgenson to the composer, dating from 1879 to 1887, are preserved in the Tchaikovsky State Memorial Musical Museum-Reserve at Klin (a4, Nos. 6061–6077).