Moscow (Москва) is the capital and largest
city of the Russian Federation. During Tchaikovsky's lifetime it was the
second city of the Russian Empire, after Saint Petersburg (which was the national capital until 1918).
After leaving Votkinsk, the Tchaikovsky
family lived for a few weeks in Moscow during October and November 1848,
before moving to Saint Petersburg. Between 1866 and 1878 Tchaikovsky
again resided in Moscow, and taught at the
city's conservatory. His addresses were as follows:
- 7/19 January 1866–late August/early September 1871 — Voeykova House, Mokhovaya Street (Моховая улица,
дом Воейковой). Lodging in Nikolay Rubinstein's
apartment (now demolished)
- late August/early September 1871–2/14 September 1872 — 9 Spiridonovka Street (Улица Спиридоновка, 9). Living in his own apartment for the first time.
- 2/14 September 1872–early/mid November 1873 — Kazakov House, 46 Kudrinskaya Square (Курдинская площадь, 46,
дом Казакова). "Big structural problems" 
- early/mid November 1873–early/mid September 1874 — Vishnevskaya House, 21 Malaya Nikitskaya Street (Малая Никитская
дом Вишневской). "Not only closer, but more comfortable than the last place" 
- early/mid September 1874–November 1875 — Poluektov House, 35 Malaya Nikitskaya Street (Малая Никитская улица, 35, дом Полуектов).
- November 1875–July 1877 — Shlezinger House, 7 Krestovozdvizhensky Lane (Крестовоздвиженский переулок, 7, дом Шлезингера).
- July 1877–24 September/6 October 1877 — Batyushkov House, 24 Bolshaya Nikitiskaya Street (Большая Никитская улица — дом
Батюшкова). The composer's marital home with his wife Antonina.
After the end of his marriage in 1877, Tchaikovsky never again took up
permanent residence in Moscow. However, he stayed with friends and at
hotel accommodation in the city from time to time. The latter category
Grand Moscow Hotel, 1/2 Voskressenskaya
Square (Воскрессенская плошид, 1/2 — Большая Московская
гостиница), from 1/13 June to 4/16 June 1878; from 4/16 to 5/17
- Loskutina Hotel, Tverskaya
Street (Тверская улица — Лоскутная гостиница), from
1/13 November to 2/14 November 1878.
- Hotel Dussaut, 3
Teatralnaya Passage (Театральный проезд, 3 — гостиница
Дюссо), from 16/28 March to 18/30 March 1879, for a dress rehearsal and the première of Yevgeny Onegin at the
adjacent Maly Theatre.
- Kokorevsky Hotel, 34 Sofiya Embankment (Софийская набережная, 34 —
Кокоревское гостиница), from 19 September/1 October
to 22 September/4 October 1879; from 2/14 April to 10/22 April 1880; from
20 November/2 December 1882 to 13/25 December 1882; from 19 November/1
December to 25 November/7 December 1883.
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- Letter 274 to Anatoly Tchaikovsky, 4/16
September 1872 [back]
- Letter 327 to Modest Tchaikovsky, 28 November/10
December 1873 [back]