Yulian Poplavsky

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Yulian Poplavsky (1871-1958)
Photograph inscribed to Tchaikovsky

Russian cellist and writer (b. 1871; d. 1958), born Yulian Ignatyevich Poplavsky (Юлиан Игнатьевич Поплавский).

In the early 1890s Poplavsky studied the cello at the Moscow Conservatory under Alfred von Glenn. He was a guest at the composer's home shortly before his death in October 1893, and subsequently wrote an account of "Tchaikovsky's Last Days at Klin".

Correspondence with Tchaikovsky

2 letters from Tchaikovsky to Yulian Poplavsky have survived, dating from 1893, both of which are available in English translations on this website:

3 letters from Poplavsky to the composer, dating from 1893, are preserved in the Klin House-Museum Archive.