Taganrog

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Taganrog (Таганрог) is a seaport on the Sea of Azov, in the Rostov oblast (Ростовская область) of the Russian Federation. During Tchaikovsky's lifetime the city was part of the Mariupol district (Мариупольский уезд) in the Azov province (Азовская губерния) of the Russian Empire.

Tchaikovsky in Taganrong

Tchaikovsky's brother Ippolit lived at Taganrog, and was principal of the city's naval academy during the late 1880s and 1890s. The composer visited him on three occasions:

From Until Notes
25 March/6 April 1886 27 March/8 April 1886 His first impression of Ippolitonom (Ippolit's steamship) was very favourable [1].
20 March/1 April 1888 23 March/4 April 1888 Returning from a concert tour of Europe.
26 October/7 November 1890 28 October/9 November 1890 Returning to Moscow from a visit to the Caucasus.

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Notes and References

  1. Diary entry for 26 March/7 April 1886.