Henryk Pachulski

Tchaikovsky Research
Henryk Pachulski (1859–1921)

Polish pianist, composer and teacher (b. 4/16 October 1859 in Łazy, near Siedlce; d. 2 March 1921 in Moscow), known in Russia as Genrikh Albertovich Pakhulsky (Генрих Альбертович Пахульский).

The son of Albert Pachulski, a forester on Nadezhda von Meck's estate, Henryk studied at the Warsaw Institute of Music, and later (1880–85) at the Moscow Conservatory, where he was taught by Paul Pabst and Nikolay Rubinstein. His musical development was encouraged by Nadezhda von Meck, whose daughter Yuliya was married to Henryk's brother, Władysław (d. 1919).

In 1886, he was appointed as professor of piano at the Moscow Conservatory, and he arranged several of Tchaikovsky's works for piano duet.

Correspondence with Tchaikovsky

2 letters from Tchaikovsky to Henryk Pachulski have survived, dating from 1890 and 1892, both of which have been translated into English on this website:

5 letters from Henryk Pachulski to Tchaikovsky, dating from 1886 to 1890, are preserved in the Tchaikovsky State Memorial Musical Museum-Reserve at Klin (a4, Nos.3282–3286).

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