The Satins, the owners of the estate, were very hospitable. The estate was always full of guests. Rakhmaninov welcomed his relatives and friends in the house.
The Satins, the owners of the estate, were very hospitable. The estate was always full of guests. Rakhmaninov welcomed his relatives – the Satins, the Skalons, the Zilotys, the Trubnikovs – and friends. Rakhmaninov loved Ivanovka gardens, vast shady park, ponds, fresh air and the aroma of the nearby fields and meadows.
Lilac was the gem of Ivanovo Park. The lilac “spheres” (huge lilac flowerbeds) were scattered all over the park. Some lilac bushes were planted even between the fruit trees.
In Ivanovka Rakhmaninov released the stress caused by the life in the capital. The rural life made him open. Almost all Rakhmaninov’s works composed during his last 17 years in Russia were filled with Ivanovka atmosphere. In Ivanovka he composed his symphonic plays “The Rock”, “Isle of Dead”, “Caprice bohѐmien”, the 1st and 2nd symphonies, operas “Monna Vanna”, “The Miserly Knight” and “Francesca da Rimni”, “Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom”, poem “The Bells”, the 1st , 2nd, 3rd and 4th piano and orchestra concerts. In Ivanovka Sergey Rakhmaninov composed 24 preludes, 9 etudes, 2 sonatas, 49 romances.
The estate was destroyed during Russian civil war. All 24 Ivanovka buildings were destroyed including the park. On June, 18, 1982 Rakhmaninov House Museum was opened. In 1987 it was reorganized into the Estate Museum.
Since 1982 the estate has been hosting International Music Festival named after S. Rakhmaninov. Concerts and master-classes of outstanding musicians are held there annually.
1.1-30.4, 1.9-31.12: Tu-Su 10:00-18:00
1.5-31.8: Mo-Su 10:00-18:00, Sa 10:00-21:00