Tchaikovsky Research

Marseilles (Marseille) is the third-largest city in France, and is the administrative centre of the Bouches-du-Rhône department, and of the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region.

Tchaikovsky in Marseilles

Tchaikovsky visited Marseilles on two occasions:

From Until Notes
11/23 May 1886 15/27 May 1886 At the end of a voyage down the Volga River and the Mediterranean Sea. He visited the Palais de Cristal and Palais Longchamps, and was impressed by the Rue Canebière. "Marseilles is a very attractive city" [1], he concluded.
4/16 April 1889 4/16 April 1889 After a concert engagement in London, Tchaikovsky boarded a steamship at Marseilles in order to visit his brother Anatoly in Tiflis.

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Notes and References

  1. Letter 2948 to Modest Tchaikovsky, 11/23 May 1886.