Kuntsevo

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Kuntsevo (Кунцево) is a suburb of the city of Moscow, in the Moscow oblast (Московская область) of the Russian Federation. During Tchaikovsky's lifetime it was a separate village in the Moscow district (Московский уезд) and Moscow province (Московская губерния) of the Russian Empire.

Tchaikovsky in Kuntsevo

Tchaikovsky visited Kuntsevo on two occasions:

From Until Notes
late September/early October 1867 late September/early October 1867 A day trip with travelling with Herman Laroche. He found it to be a "charming place". He also noted down "an excellent tune sung by one peasant woman" [1], called 'The Nightingale', which he later used in the operas The Voyevoda (1867–68) and The Oprichnik (1870–72).
14/26 June 1883 14/26 June 1883 To meet the industrialist Vladimir Konshin, father of the composer's sister-in-law Praskovya.

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Notes and References

  1. Letter 104 to Anatoly Tchaikovsky, 28 September/10 October 1867.