Tchaikovsky’s Dwelling Destroyed by Russian Occupation in Ukraine


In keeping with the French information outlet, AFP, the villa the place the Romantic composer stayed for a short time is now in ruins.

The villa is within the metropolis of Trostyanets, which within the mid-1800s, was part of the Russian Empire. There, at age 24, Tchaikovsky composed his first symphonic work — the programmatic overture, The Storm, Op. 76.

Composed and orchestrated throughout his summer season trip, the piece was based mostly on Russian dramatist Aleksandr Ostrovsky’s play of the identical title.



Trostyanets was occupied by Russian forces for a month, and solely just lately did the Ukrainian army take again management. The city, which is about 20 miles from the Russian border with a inhabitants of 19,000, has been demolished. You’ll be able to learn extra, right here.


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