Russian Composers in Moscow

There are memorial museums, plaques and monuments linked with Moscow period in life of some Great Russian composers.

Museum «P.I.Tchaikovsky and Moscow»
Peter Tchaikovsky (1840-93) rented apartments in different houses in Moscow, only this one remained. Peter Ilyich lived here since September 1872 till November 1873.

Famous works by Tchaikovsky: concerts for a piano, 7 symphonies (6 numbered and the symphony “Manfred”), 4 suites, program symphonic music, ballets «Swan lake», «The sleeping beauty», “Nutcracker”.

Opened for visitors:
Daily 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Days off: Monday, Tuesday

A. N. Skryabin’s state memorial house-museum
It is the only museum in Russia devoted to the well-known Russian composer Alexander Skryabin (1872-1915).

Famous works by Scryabin: The 1st symphony with participation of chorus, the 4th sonata for a piano, the Third symphony (“The divine poem”), “The ecstasy poem”, “Prometheus” (“Fire poem”)

Opened for visitors:
Friday – Wednesday 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Thursday 1:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Day off : Monday

Prokofiev memorial plaqueS. S. Prokofiev’s museum
The reconstructed memorial apartment where in 1947 -1953 lived and worked one of the greatest composers of the present Sergey Prokofiev (1891-1953).

Famous works by Prokofiev: the comic opera “Love to three oranges”, “The classical symphony”, the ballet “Clown” (The fairy tale about the clown, who re-joked seven clowns), the children’s fairy tale for a reader and an orchestra “Petja and a wolf”, ballets “Romeo and Juliette” and “Cinderella”, the opera “War and peace”.

Opened for visitors:
Wednesday – Sunday 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Days off : Monday, Tuesday

Sergei Prokofiev Symphony №7

Shostakovich memorial plaqueD. D. Shostakovich’s memorial plaque
Dmitri Shostakovich (1906-1975) – one of the greatest composers of the present, the outstanding Soviet pianist, the teacher and the public figure, the winner of five Stalin awards and one State award of the USSR.
Lived in Moscow in 1943 – 1975.

Famous works by Shostakovich: 15 symphonies (among them the 7th “Leningrad”, 11th “1905”, 12th “1917” of memory of V.I.Lenin, the 13th for a bass, chorus and an orchestra), ballets: «The Golden Age», “Bolt” and «A light stream», a vocal cycle «From the Jewish national poetry».
Dmitri Shostakovich Symphony №7 (Leningradskaya)

Rakhmaninov monumentMemorial plaque and monument to Sergey Rakhmaninov
Sergey Rakhmaninov (1873-1943) – Russian composer, pianist-virtuoso, conductor.
Lived in Moscow in 1905 — 1917 .

Famous works by Rakhmaninov:
Operas: “Alecko”, “The avaricious knight”, “Francesca da Rimini”;
the cantata “Spring”, the poem “Bells”; 3 symphonies, the imagination “Rock”, “The island of the dead”, “Symphonic dances”; 4 concerts for a piano with an orchestra; chamber and tool ensembles, sonatas, the musical moments, etudes pictures, 2 suites for 2 pianos;
Capella choruses: “St John Chrysostom’s Liturgy”, “Nightlong vigil”; “The rhapsody on the subject of Paganini”.

Buried in Moscow:
A. Skryabin, S. Prokofiev, D. Shostakovich