Sofya Tchaikovskaya

Tchaikovsky Research
Sofya Tchaikovskaya (1843–1920), with her husband Ippolit

Sister-in-law of the composer (b. 1843; d. 1920), born Sofya Petrovna Nikonova (Софья Петровна Никонова); known after her marriage as Sofya Petrovna Chaykovskaya (Софья Петровна Чайковская).

In June 1869 at Kamenka she married the composer's brother Ippolit Tchaikovsky (1843–1927), and the couple had one daughter — Natalya (1876–1970).

Correspondence with Tchaikovsky

One letter from Tchaikovsky to Sofya Tchaikovskaya has survived, dating from 1887, and has been translated into English on this website:

7 letters from Sofya Tchaikovskaya to the composer, dating from 1886 to 1891, are preserved in the Tchaikovsky State Memorial Musical Museum-Reserve at Klin (a4, Nos. 5656–5661 and 5747) [1].

Notes and References

  1. Including one letter written jointly by Sofya and her husband Ippolit.