Aleksandr Zhedrinsky

Tchaikovsky Research

Russian lawyer and senator (b. 1859; d. 1919?), born Aleksandr Aleksandrovich Zhedrinsky (Александр Александрович Жедринский).

A graduate of the Aleksandrovsky law school in Saint Petersburg, Zhedrinsky subsequently became the manager of the Senate printing house, a consultant to the Ministry of Justice, and a state senator. Tchaikovsky and his brother Anatoly were friends with Aleksandr Zhedrinsky and his brother Vladimir (1851–1892) during the time that they lived in Saint Petersburg.

Correspondence with Tchaikovsky

5 letters from Tchaikovsky to Aleksandr Zhedrinsky have survived, dating from 1880 to 1884, of which those highlighted in bold have been translated into English on this website:

One undated letter from Zhedrinsky to the composer is preserved in the Tchaikovsky State Memorial Musical Museum-Reserve at Klin (a4, No. 1033).