Tour for music lovers about the Five (Balakirev, Borodin, Ciu, Mussorgsky, Rimsky-Korsakov), Anton Rubenstein and Pyotr Tchaikovsky with a visit of Rimsky-Korsakov Memorial Flat and Alexander Nevsky Necropolis.
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In the Footsteps of Russian Composers Duration 3 hours
If classical music constitutes an essential part of your life, we invite you to follow the footsteps of famous Russian composers who created Russian classical music and made it so demanded around the world. You learn more about their lives and work in this city. In the first half of the tour you will see Small and Grand Halls of St. Petersburg Philharmonia named after Dmitry Shostakovich, the building on Malaya Morskaya Street where Pyotr Tchaikovsky spent his last days and the Theatre Square where the famous conservatory, founded by Anton Rubinstein, the monument to Rimsky-Korsakov and one of the most famous opera and ballet venues in the world, Mariinsky Theatre, are conveniently located next to each other. You will visit the apartment that Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov rented for the last 15 years of his life and see the legendary grand piano that belonged to the famous composer (by the way it is still in use and you can hear its sound during various concerts organised in the museum apartment). Rimsky-Korsakov had the "colour hearing" and you will hear and see his colour palette for major and minor tonalities there and compare it to your perception of his works. In the end of the tour you will take a walk in the Necropolis of Alexander Nevsky Monastery where many famous Russian composers, artists and writers were buried.
Rates 8000 RUB p/p for a private tour for 2 persons 4000 RUB p/p for a small group of 5 persons
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The tour is led and designed by Alla Sokolova, a professional guide with the background in music, in English, French and Italian
licensed guide in English, French or Italian entrance to Rimsky-Korsakov Memorial Flat entrance to the Necropolis of Alexander Nevsky Monastery private vehicle