Tchaikovsky Research

Kazan (Казань) is the capital city of the republic of Tartarstan in the Russian Federation, situated at the confluence of the Volga and Kazanka Rivers in central European Russia.

During Tchaikovsky's lifetime it was the administrative centre of the Kazan district (Казанский уезд) and Kazan province (Казанский губерния) of the Russian Empire.

Tchaikovsky in Kazan

Tchaikovsky visited Kazan on 22 May/3 June 1887 as part of his voyage down the Volga River. "Went down to the coast. Kazan viewed from afar is very beautiful" [1].

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Notes and References

  1. Diary entry for 22 May/3 June 1887.