Aleksandr Jurgenson

Tchaikovsky Research

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:

2 letters from Aleksandr Jurgenson to Tchaikovsky, both dating from 1889, are preserved in the Tchaikovsky State Memorial Musical Museum-Reserve at Klin (a4, Nos. 6037–6038).