Saratov (Саратов) is a Russian city on the Volga river, and is the administrative centre of the Saratov district (Саратовский район) and Saratov oblast (Саратовская область) in the Russian Federation.
During Tchaikovsky's lifetime the city was the centre of the Saratov district (Саратовский уезд) and Saratov province (Саратовская губерния) of the Russian Empire.
Tchaikovsky in Saratov
Tchaikovsky passed through Saratov on 24 May/5 June 1887, during his steamship journey down the Volga river. "It was nowhere near as pleasant as I'd expected" .
Notes and References
- Diary entry for 24 May/5 June 1887.