Tchaikovsky Research

Ukolovo (Уколово) is a village in the Zolotukhino district (Золотухинский уезд) of Kursk oblast (Курская область).

During Tchaikovsky's lifetime it was part of the Shigry district (Щигровский уезд) in the Kursk province (Курская губерния) in the Russian Empire.

Tchaikovsky in Ukolovo

The composer stayed at the home of his brother Nikolay ("Kolya") at Ukolovo twice during the early 1890s:

From Until Notes
15/27 August 1891 18/30 August 1891 "Ukolovo and life with Kolya pleased me very much. I spent four extremely pleasant days with them" [1]. On the last day of this stay, Tchaikovsky also visited the poet Afanasy Fet at his nearby Vorobyevka estate.
5/17 July 1893 15/27 July 1893 Working on the draft of the Piano Concerto No. 3.

Notes and References

  1. Letter 4465 to Anatoly Tchaikovsky, 2/14 September 1891.