Turin

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Turin (Torino) is a city and provincial capital in the Piedmont region of Italy. During Tchaikovsky's lifetime it formed part of the Kingdom of Sardinia until 1861, when it was incorporated into the Kingdom of Italy, serving as its capital city from 1861 to 1865.

Tchaikovsky in Turin

Tchaikovsky visited Turin on two occasions, each for only a few hours' duration:

From Until Notes
18/30 July 1873 18/30 July 1873 Passing through on his way from Vevey to Milan.
7/19 December 1879 8/20 December 1879 Travelling from Paris to Rome, the composer was forced to spend the night in Turin due to a late-running train [1].

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Notes and References

  1. See Letter 1370 to Modest Tchaikovsky, 7/19 December 1879, and Letter 1373 to Pyotr Jurgenson, 9/21 December 1879.