Verbovka (Вербовка) is a small village in the Kamianka district (Кам'янський район) of Cherkasy oblast (Черкаська область) in Ukraine. During Tchaikovsky's lifetime it 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 1875||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.|