Composers

The tsarist, Communist, and post-Communist spaces produced many impressive composers from Mussorgsky to Tchaikovsky and Chopin. This section explores their lives, works, and the museums now devoted to them.

Tchaikovsky: The Life and Modern Legacy of Russia’s Great Composer

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky is one of the most popular composers of all time and produced numerous symphonies, operas, piano concertos, and ballets. The Russian composer’s works can be found today not only in concert halls across the world, but also used in popular culture as recognizable and emotionally affecting pieces. He also remains a constant […]

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