Tchaikovsky Research

Spasskoye (Спасское), also known as Spasskoe or Spas-Korkodino (Спас-Коркодино) is a village in the Klin district (Клинский район) of Moscow oblast (Московская область) in the Russian Federation.

During the composer's lifetime it formed part of the Klin district (Клинский уезд) in the Moscow province (Московская губерния) of the Russian Empire.

Tchaikovsky at Spasskoye

The composer visited Spasskoye on 25 September/7 October 1888, to attend the name-day celebrations of Aleksandra Pavlovna von Wiesen (Fonvizina; b. 1863), the daughter of his first cousin, Aleksandra Kartsova, whose family estate was at Spasskoye. "I liked Spasskoye terribly", he later wrote [1].

Notes and References

  1. Letter 3679 to Modest Tchaikovsky, 27 September/9 October 1888.