Vladimir Pogozhev

Vladimir Pogozhev (1851-1935)

Russian military officer, lawyer and archaeologist (b. 1851; d. 1935), born Vladimir Petrovich Pogozhev (Владимир Петрович Погожев).

After serving as an officer in the Semyonovsky Regiment, he became an official of the board of the Imperial Theatres in 1882. The following year he was promoted to manager of the office of the Imperial Theatres in Saint Petersburg, where he remained until 1908. He was an admirer of Tchaikovsky's work, and helped to promote the staging of the composer's operas and ballets in the Russian capital.

Correspondence with Tchaikovsky

15 letters from Tchaikovsky to Vladimir Pogozhev have survived, dating from 1887 to 1892, of which those highlighted in bold have been translated into English on this website:

4 letters from Pogozhev to Tchaikovsky, dating from 1887 to 1890, are preserved in the Klin House-Museum Archive.

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