Souvenir de Hapsal
The Souvenir de Hapsal was written during Tchaikovsky's stay in Hapsal, then in the Russian Empire (it is now Haapsalu in Estonia). He stayed there with his brothers Modest and Anatoly Tchaikovsky as well as members of the Davydov family. He dedicated this work to Vera Davydova.
The three pieces
Souvenir de Hapsal consists of three pieces for the piano:
- Ruines d'un chateau, E minor
- Scherzo, F major
- Chant sans paroles, F major.
The Scherzo was first performed by Nikolai Rubinstein on 27 February 1868.
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