Kuntsevo (Кунцево) is a suburb of the city of Moscow, in the Moscow oblast (Московская область) of the Russian Federation.
During Tchaikovsky's lifetime it was a separate village in the Moscow district (Московский уезд) and Moscow province (Московская губерния) of the Russian Empire.
Tchaikovsky in Kuntsevo
Tchaikovsky visited Kuntsevo on two occasions:
|late September/early October 1867||late September/early October 1867||A day trip with travelling with Herman Laroche. He found it to be a "charming place". He also noted down "an excellent tune sung by one peasant woman" , called 'The Nightingale', which he later used in the operas The Voyevoda (1867–68) and The Oprichnik (1870–72).|
|14/26 June 1883||14/26 June 1883||To meet the industrialist Vladimir Konshin, father of the composer's sister-in-law Praskovya.|
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