Pyotr Shchurovsky

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Russian conductor, composer, and music critic (b. 12/24 April 1850 in Zolotoposhsky, near Poltava; d. 14/27 September 1908 in Kursk), born Pyotr Andreyevich Shchurovsky (Пётр Андреевич Щуровский).

After studying piano and music theory at the Moscow Conservatory, Shchurovsky conducted at the Imperial Theatres in Moscow during the 1880s, and organised concerts and lectures on music in the city during the 1880s. He also toured widely both within and outside Russia. During the 1870s he was also the music critic of the Moscow Register (Московские ведомости), in which capacity he corresponded with Tchaikovsky.

Correspondence with Tchaikovsky

One letter from Tchaikovsky to Pyotr Shchurovsky has survived, dating from 1874, and has been translated into English on this website:

One letter from Shchurovsky to the composer, dating from 1874, is preserved in the Klin House-Museum Archive.

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