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. Tchaikovsky 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:
Wednesday 11 am – 7 pm
Thursday, Friday 12 am – 9 pm
Saturday 11 am – 7 pm
Sunday 11 am – 6 pm
Days off: Monday, Tuesday

A. N. Skryabin’s state memorial house-museum
It is the only museum in Russia devoted to well-known Russian composer and pianist-virtuoso 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 Sergey Prokofiev (1891-1953), Russian composer, pianist and conductor lived and worked in 1947 -1953.

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

Opened for visitors:
Wednesday 11 am – 7 pm
Thursday, Friday 12 am – 9 pm
Saturday 11 am – 7 pm
Sunday 11 am – 6 pm
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.
Lived in Moscow in 1943 – 1975.
building 2, 8/10 Briusov lane

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 (Novodevichie memorial Cemetery):
A. Skryabin, S. Prokofiev, D. Shostakovich, S. Taneev