Tchaikovsky’s Symphony no. 6

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Tchaikovsky monument outside the Moscow Conservatory

Another programme note – this time for Tchaikovsky’s sixth symphony. I really enjoyed researched this piece (and playing it!) and reflecting back on my trip to Russia.

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Musical mooch in Moscow

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I’ve just got back from Russia and had the absolute best time. I can’t recommend the place enough – both St Petersburg and Moscow are drenched in music and history, and you can hardly walk down a street without seeing a plaque with a famous name on it (particularly Lenin’s).

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Lenin woz here

There are numerous individual musical locations I’m going to talk about later, but I thought I’d start off with a musical mooch I took, taking in a few locations within a 30 minute walk in the centre of Moscow. Continue reading