Music publisher, the son of Pyotr Jurgenson (b. 1868; d. 1935), born Boris Petrovich Yurgenson (Борис Петрович Юргенсон).
Boris was the godson of Tchaikovsky, who always treated him with paternal affection, and according to the memoirs of his sister Aleksandra Snegireva-Jurgenson:
After graduating in law from Moscow University in 1891, Boris worked in his father's music publishing business in Moscow. He compiled the first thematic catalogue of Tchaikovsky's works in 1897, translated Hugo Riemann's Musiklexikon from German to Russian, and published a number of works on the history of music printing. After Pyotr Jurgenson's death in 1904, Boris took over the management of the firm along with his brother Grigory (1872–1936), and following its nationalisation in 1918, he became the head of the musical section of the State Publishing House.
Tchaikovsky's correspondence with Boris Jurgenson:
This page was last updated on 14 February 2013