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.

Three Great Soviet Composers of the USSR

The twentieth century was a dynamic period for Soviet composers who often had to work around censorship to create their great contributions to world music. Under the USSR, artists were expected to produce works that glorified the Communist Revolution and the new lives of the new Soviet masses, often while criticizing the capitalistic West. Soviet […]

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