Son of Osip Jurgenson, and the nephew of Tchaikovsky's publisher Pyotr Jurgenson (d. 1890), born Aleksandr Osipovich Yurgenson (Александр Осипович Юргенсон); also known as Aleksandr Iosifovich Yurgenson (Александр Иосифович Юргенсон).
Tchaikovsky knew the Jurgenson family well, and he corresponded with many of them, including Aleksandr. In July 1890 Aleksandr disappeared from the family home in Saint Petersburg; his body was discovered three months later, having apparently taken his own life.
Correspondence with Tchaikovsky
2 letters from Tchaikovsky to Aleksandr Jurgenson have survived, dating from 1889, both of which have been translated into English on this website:
- Letter 3893 – 1/13 July 1889, from Frolovskoye
- Letter 3916 – 5/17 August 1889, from Frolovskoye (addressed jointly to Aleksandr and his cousin Boris Jurgenson)
2 letters from Aleksandr Jurgenson to Tchaikovsky, both dating from 1889, are preserved in the Klin House-Museum Archive.