- The character piece ? «November: Troika», one of The Seasons. a favourite encore of Sergei Rachmaninoff.
- The composer ? Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky.
- The year ? 1876.
- The edition ? in Saint Petersburg.
In your loneliness do not look at the road,
and do not rush out after the troika.
Suppress at once and forever the fear of longing in your heart.
– Nikolay Nekrasov