San Remo (Sanremo) is a city and coastal resort in the province
of Imperia and region of Liguria, in north-west Italy. During Tchaikovsky's
lifetime it was part of the Kingdom of Sardinia, before becoming part of the
Kingdom of Italy in 1861.
Tchaikovsky visited San Remo during the winter of 1877–78:
- 19/31 December 1877–26 December 1877/7 January 1878 — accompanied by Modest Tchaikovsky and Nikolay Konradi, he stayed at
the Pension Joly, where he completed the orchestration of his Symphony No. 4 on 26 December/7
- 31 December 1877/12 January 1878–22 January/3 February 1878 — after
a few days in Milan and Genoa,
he returned to San Remo in order to work on the orchestration of the opera Yevgeny Onegin, which he completed
on 20 January/1 February.
- 24 January/5 February–7/19 February 1878 — after spending two days
in Nice, Tchaikovsky returned to San Remo to work on
the vocal score of Acts II and III of Yevgeny Onegin, which he completed
on 28 January/9 February. The fair copy of the libretto was completed on 1/13
February, and after a visit to Monaco the next day,
he spent some time touring the sights of San Remo, including the church of
Santa Maria di Guardia.
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