Russian pianist and teacher (b. 11/23 January 1850; d. 1937), born Aleksandra Ivanovna Batalina (Александра Ивановна Баталина); known after her marriage as Aleksandra Ivanovna Hubert (Александра Ивановна Губерт).
From 1874 until 1883 Aleksandra taught the piano at the Moscow Conservatory (where she had enrolled as a student in 1867), and here she met her future husband, Nikolay Hubert, who was professor of music theory. Both were close friends of Tchaikovsky, who also taught at the Conservatory during the 1870s. Aleksandra helped Tchaikovsky to make piano duet arrangements of his Suite No. 2 (1883) and Manfred symphony (1885), and she also made her own transcriptions of many of his other works.
Tchaikovsky's correspondence with Aleksandra Hubert:
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