Aleksandr Strugovshchikov

Aleksandr Strugovshchikov (1808/9-1878/9), in an 1840 portrait by Karl Bryullov (1799-1852)

Russian poet and translator (b. 31 December 1808/12 January 1809; d. 26 December 1878/7 January 1879), born Aleksandr Nikolayevich Strugovshchikov (Александр Николаевич Струговщиков).

Tchaikovsky's Settings of Works by Strugovshchikov

Tchaikovsky's song Do Not Ask (Не спрашивай), No. 3 of the Six Romances, Op. 57, is a setting of Strugovshchikov's 1845 translation of the poem Heiß mich nicht reden, in book 3 of the German novel Wilhelm Meisters Lehrjahre (1795) by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749–1832).

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