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Russia’s most famous composers

Russia’s most famous composers

Even if you haven’t heard of the N. A. Rimsky-Korsakov Saint Petersburg State Conservatory, you’ll have heard of some of its alumni.  This prestigious Russian music school was founded 155 years ago and some of the most talented composers and…

The world’s enduring love affair with Swan Lake

The world’s enduring love affair with Swan Lake

140 years ago this February, Tchaikovsky’s glorious ballet Swan Lake premiered at Moscow’s Bolshoi Theatre. Based loosely on a Russian folk tale, the story follows a princess named Odette who was cursed and turned into a swan. Tchaikovsky’s score is…