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The branch of State Museum of Theatral and Musical Art


In 1971 the N.A.Rimsky-Korsakov apartment was opened as a museum. The great russian composer rented this apartment in 1893 and spent the last fifteen years of his life here. Here he created 11 operas, among them: “Sadko”, “The Tale of Tsar Saltan”, “The Legend of Invisible Town Kitezh”, “The Golden Cockerel”; about 50 romances and authobiographical book “The Story of My Musical Life”. Rimsky-Korsakov’s home was one of the musical centers of Petersburg. Since 1905 the Rimsky-Korsakov musical parties became regular and took place on each odd Wednesday. Here one could meet composers - Glasunov and Liadov, Rakhmaninov and Scriabin, Stravinsky, singers - Shaliapin and Zabela-Vrubel, painters - Serov and Repin. After composer’s death, his widow, Nadezhda Nikolaievna, made a list of the things she thought should be available for the future museum. The Rimsky-Korsakov’s descendants carefully preserved more then two hundred and fifty objects and presented them to the museum. So it became possible to restore completely the study, the drawing-room, the dining-room and the entrance-hall as it was in the years of composer’s life time.

The Museum has a concert hall for 50 seats. The museum continues the tradition of ‘Korsakov’s Wednesdays’. The famouse Petersburg singers and players take part in these concerts.

Address: Zagorodny prospect, 28.
Metro: Vladimirskaya, Dostoevskaya
Open daily from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. except Monday,
Tuesday and last Friday of a month
General excursions advance booking: phone\fax +7(812) 113-32-08
phone +7(812) 315-39-75

N.A.Rimsky-Korsakov (1844-1908)

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