Verbivka (Вербівка) is a small village in the Kamianka district (Кам'янський район) of Cherkasy oblast (Черкаська область) in Ukraine.
During Tchaikovsky's lifetime it was known as Verbovka (Вербовка) , and was part of the Chigirin district (Чигиринский уезд) in the Kiev province (Киевская губерния) of the Russian Empire.
Tchaikovsky in Verbovka
|18/30 July 1876||mid/late September 1876||Completing the Symphony No. 3 (1/13 August), and writing two acts of the ballet Swan Lake.|
|12/24 August 1876||late August/early September 1876||Writing the last two parts of his article on The Bayreuth Music Festival.|
|4/16 July 1878||5/17 August 1878||Completing the Grand Sonata, Twelve Pieces, Op. 40, Children's Album, Six Romances, Op. 38, and the Liturgy of Saint John Chrysostom.|
|19/31 August 1878||28 August/9 September 1878||Composing the Introduzione e Fuga and Andante to go with the Scherzo he had previously written for the Suite No. 1.|
|7/19 September 1883||5/17 October 1883||Working on the orchestration of the Suite No. 2, completing all but the finale by the time of his departure.|