Herman Konradi

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Russian agriculturist (b. 1833; d. 1882), born German Karlovich Konradi (Герман Карлович Конради), also known as Herman Conradi.

By his marriage to Alina Meyer (1849–1932), Herman had a deaf-mute son Nikolay ("Kolya"; 1868–1922) to whom the composer's brother Modest Tchaikovsky became tutor in 1876. The composer and his brother often stayed at the Konradis' estate at Grankino, and knew the family well. Herman divorced Alina in 1881, and Modest was granted permanent guardianship of Nikolay the following year after Herman's death.

Correspondence with Tchaikovsky

One letter from Tchaikovsky to Herman Konradi has survived, dating from 1881, and has been translated into English on this website:

One letter from Herman Konradi to the composer, also dating from 1881, is preserved in the Tchaikovsky State Memorial Musical Museum-Reserve at Klin (a4, No. 1675).