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Glebovo (Глебово), or Glebovo-Izbitsi (Глебово-Избищи, Glebovo-Izbici), is a town and administrative centre of the Istra district (Истринская район) in the Moscow oblast (Московская область) of the Russian Federation.

During Tchaikovsky's lifetime it was part of the Zvenigorod district (Звенигородский уезд) in the Moscow province (Московская губерния) of the Russian Empire.

Tchaikovsky in Glebovo

Tchaikovsky stayed at Konstantin Shilovsky's family's estate near Glebovo on two occasions:

From Until Notes
28 March/9 April 1876 12/24 April 1876 To escape "all the bustle and clamour of the festivities in Moscow, and to work properly on the ballet, which has to be finished as soon as possible" [1]. The full score of the ballet Swan Lake was completed at Glebovo on 10/22 April.
29 May/10 June 1877 25 June/7 July 1877 To work on the opera Yevgeny Onegin, starting with the Letter Scene (Act I, No. 9), and completing around two-thirds of the opera during his four-week visit.


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Notes and References

  1. Letter 457 to Modest Tchaikovsky, 24 March/5 April 1876.