Title page of the manuscript book “Spiritual Supper”

Title page of the manuscript book “Spiritual Supper”. 1676. Central State Archives of Literature and Art. Moscow.

Central State Archives of Literature and Art. Moscow.

Simeon of Polotsk (1629-1680).

Title page of the manuscript book “Spiritual Repast”. 1675. Central State Archives of Literature and Art. Moscow.

Central State Archives of Literature and Art. Moscow

Yelizaveta Andreevna Lavrovskaya 1845-1919.

Yelizaveta Andreevna Lavrovskaya 1845-1919, singer. Professor of solo singing 1888-1919.

Professor of solo singing 1888-1919

Nickolai Sergeyevich Zverev 1832-1893, pianist.

Nickolai Sergeyevich Zverev 1832-1893, pianist, teacher of piano 1870-1893, since 1883 – professor. With his pupils.

With his pupils

Nickolai Mikhailovich Ladukhin 1860-1918.

Nickolai Mikhailovich Ladukhin 1860-1918, music theorist and composer. Teacher of solfege, harmony and instrumentation 1886-1917, since 1904 – professor.

Teacher of solfege, harmony and instrumentation 1886-1917, since 1904 - professor.

Alfred Edmundovich von Glen (1858-1927).

Alfred Edmundovich von Glen (1858-1927). Professor 1890-1921.

Alfred Edmundovich von Glen

A.I. Siloti and F. Liszt. Alexander Iljich Siloti (1863-1945).

A.I. Siloti and F. Liszt. Alexander Iljich Siloti (1863-1945), pupil of N.G. Rubinstein, pianist, conductor. Professor of piano. (1889-1891).

Professor of piano.

Alexandra Ivanovna Hubert.

Alexandra Ivanovna Hubert (nee Batalina, 1850-1837), pupil of N.G. Rubinstein, pianist. Teacher of piano 1874-1883, 1888-1910, 1915-1930, inspector 1889-1914. Merited Art Worker of the RSFSR.

Merited Art Worker of the RSFSR

Scene from Tableau 4 of P.I. Tchaikovsky’s opera “Eugene Onegin”.

Scene from Tableau 4 of P.I. Tchaikovsky’s opera “Eugene Onegin” in the Conservatoire student’s performance 1879.

in the Conservatoire student’s performance

S.V. Ghilev as Onegin.

S.V. Ghilev as Onegin, and V.V. Makhalov as German in the “Eugene Onegin” 1879.

"Eugene Onegin"

Poster announcing premiere.

Poster announcing premiere of P.I. Tchaikovsky’s opera “Eugene Onegin” in the Conservatoire students’ performances 1879.

Poster announcing premiere of P.I. Tchaikovsky’s opera "Eugene Onegin"

M.N. Klimentova – Muromtseva.

M.N. Klimentova – Muromtseva as Tatyana in P.I. Tchaikovsky’s opera “Eugene Onegin” 1879.

opera "Eugene Onegin"

Yevlalia Pavlovna Kadmina (1853-1881).

Yevlalia Pavlovna Kadmina (1853-1881) pupil of A.D. Alexandrova – Kochetova, singer.

pupil of A.D. Alexandrova - Kochetova, singer.

P.I. Tchaikovsky. Incidental music for A.N. Ostrovsky’s fairytale.

P.I. Tchaikovsky. Incidental music for A.N. Ostrovsky’s fairytale “The Snow Maiden”. Cover of the first edition.

Cover of the first edition

P.I. Tchaikovsky

P.I. Tchaikovsky.

Tchaikovsky

Ivan Vassilyevich Samarin (1817-1885).

Ivan Vassilyevich Samarin (1817-1885), dramatic actor. Teacher of declamation and dramatic art (1872-1885)

Ivan Vassilyevich Samarin (1817-1885), dramatic actor. Teacher of declamation and dramatic art (1872-1885)

The opening ceremony of A.S. Pushkin Monument.

The opening ceremony of A.S. Pushkin Monument in the Tverskoj Boulevard in Moscow (now in Pushinskaya Sqare). A.M. Opekushin (1880). Gravure from N.P. Chekhov’s drawing from life.

The opening ceremony of A.S. Pushkin Monument.

The Diploma granted by the World Exhibition in Paris.

The Diploma granted by the World Exhibition in Paris to N.G. Rubinstein for participating in the Russian concert (1878) as a pianist and conductor.

The Diploma granted by the World Exhibition in Paris to N.G. Rubinstein for participating in the Russian concert.

Trocadero Place in Paris.

Trocadero Place in Paris, were held during the World Exhibition (1878).

were held during the World Exhibition

N.G. Rubinstein.

N.G. Rubinstein. The portrait painted by V.G. Perov.

The portrait painted by V.G. Perov

P.I. Tchaikovsky. First Piano Concerto.

P.I. Tchaikovsky. First Piano Concerto. Cover of the first edition.

Cover of the first edition

Programme of the Conservatoire students’ perfomance of the opera Der Freischutz

Programme of the Conservatoire students’ perfomance of the opera Der Freischutz, which took place on N.G. Rubinstain’s name- day, by tradition marked by the Conservatoire (1875).

Programme of the Conservatoire students’ perfomance of the opera Der Freischutz, which took place on N.G. Rubinstain’s name- day, by tradition marked by the Conservatoire (1875).

Programme of the students’ evening – party.

Programme of the students’ evening – party, when fragments from dramatic plays and symphonic music were performed. 1874.

dramatic plays and symphonic music were performed

Giacomo (Yakov Nickolayevich) Galvani (1825-1889).

Giacomo (Yakov Nickolayevich) Galvani (1825-1889), singer. Professor of solo singing (1869-1887).

Professor of solo singing (1869-1887).

P.A. Khokhov and M.M. Karyakin.

P.A. Khokhov and M.M. Karyakin, pupils of A.D. Alexandrova Kochetova.

pupils of A.D. Alexandrova Kochetova.

P.I. Tchaikovsky’s letter to A.D. Alexandrova Kochetova.

P.I. Tchaikovsky’s letter to A.D. Alexandrova Kochetova.

P.I. Tchaikovsky’s letter

Alexandra Dormidontova Alexandrova Kochetova (1833-1902), singer.

Alexandra Dormidontova Alexandrova Kochetova (1833-1902), singer, professor of solo (1866-1880).

singer, professor of solo (1866-1880).

P.I. Tchaikovsky. Flagment from Andante cantabile.

P.I. Tchaikovsky. Flagment from Andante cantabile – the second movement of the First Quartet. Autograph.

Flagment from Andate cantabile

Ivan Sergeyevich Turgenev (1818-1883).

Ivan Sergeyevich Turgenev (1818-1883), writer. The portrait painted by V.G. Petrov.

writer. The portrait painted by V.G. Petrov

Lev Nickolayevich Tolstoy (1828-1910).

Lev Nickolayevich Tolstoy (1828-1910), writer. The photograph gifted by Tolstoy to the Conservatoire.

Lev Nickolayevich Tolstoy (1828-1910), writer.

Wilhem (Vassily Fyodorovich) Fitzentagen (1848-1890).

Wilhem (Vassily Fyodorovich) Fitzentagen (1848-1890), German cellist. Professor of cello (1870-1890).

German cellist. Professor of cello (1870-1890).

Karl Klingworth (1830-18-1916).

Karl Klingworth (1830-18-1916), German pianist, conductor. Professor of piano and chamber ensemble (1868-1881).

Professor of piano and chamber ensemble (1868-1881)

Adolf Davidovich Brodsky (1851-1929).

Adolf Davidovich Brodsky (1851-1929), violinist. Teacher of violin (1874-1878).

Teacher of violin (1874-1878).

Teatralnaya Square in Moscow.

Teatralnaya Square in Moscow. Moscow:  the Bolshoi Theater (centre) and the Maly Theater (the 1860s).

the Bolshoi Theater (centre) and the Maly Theater (the 1860s)

Scene from M. I. Glinka’s opera “A Life for the Tsar”.

Scene from M. I. Glinka’s opera “A Life for the Tsar”. (Ivan Susanin) performed by the Conservatoire students (1869).

Scene from M. I. Glinka’s opera

Sergei Vassilyevich Shumsky (1821-1878).

Sergei Vassilyevich Shumsky (1821-1878) dramatic actor. Teacher of scenic art (1868-1872).

Teacher of scenic art (1868-1872)

H. Berlioz’s autograph on the blackboard in the Conservatoire.

H. Berlioz’s autograph on the blackboard in the Conservatoire.

H. Berlioz’s autograph on the blackboard

H. Berlioz’s letter to N.G. Rubinstein.

H. Berlioz’s letter to N.G. Rubinstein. Autograph.

H. Berlioz’s letter to N.G. Rubinstein

Hector Berlioz (1803-1869)

Hector Berlioz (1803-1869), French composer, conductor, author of literary writings on music.

French composer, conductor, author of literary writings on music

Playbill announcing H.Berlioz’s concert.

Playbill announcing H.Berlioz’s concert at the Manege (Exerzishaus) building.

concert at the Manege (Exerzishaus) building.

The first Honours’ Board.

The first Honours’ Board at the Conservatorie.

at the Conservatorie.

Prince Vorontsov’s house in Bolshaya Nikitskaya Street.

Prince Vorontsov’s house in Bolshaya Nikitskaya Street, where the Conservatorie located since 1871.

 where the Conservatorie located since 1871.

Nickolai Albertovich Hubert (1840-1888).

Nickolai Albertovich Hubert (1840-1888), music figure. Professor of the theory of music (1870-1888), director (1881-1883).

Professor of the theory of music

Herman Avgustovich Laroche (1845-1904).

Herman Avgustovich Laroche (1845-1904), music critic, composer. Professor of the theory and history of music (1867-1870, 1883-1886).

Professor of the theory and history of music (1867-1870, 1883-1886).

P.I. Tchaikovsky’s pupils at his classes.

P.I. Tchaikovsky’s pupils at his classes of free composition, harmony and instrumentation constituted the first Students’ Quartet of the Moscow Conservatoire.

the Moscow Conservatoire

Pyotr Ivanovich Jurgenson (1836-1903)

Pyotr Ivanovich Jurgenson (1836-1903) founder (1861) and proprietor of P. Jurgenson Music Publishers House (now Muzyka Publishers) and Russia, member of the Directorate, comission agent and attorey to the Moscow Branch of the Russian Music Siciety.

Pyotr Ivanovich Jurgenson (1836-1903)

Sergei Ivanovich Taneyev (1856-1915).

Sergei Ivanovich Taneyev (1856-1915), pupil of P. I. Tchaikovsky, composer, pianist, conductor, music and public figure. Teacher of musical theory, composition and piano (1878-1905, since 1881- professor), director (1885-1889)

composer, pianist, conductor, music and public figure.

Pyotr Iljich Tchaikovsky. Music Feuilletons and Notes.

Pyotr Iljich Tchaikovsky. Music Feuilletons and Notes. The title page of the first edition. Many of  Tchaikovsky’s articles dealt with the concert recitals of professors and students of the Moscow Conservatorie.

Music Feuilletons and Notes. The title page of the first edition.

Pyotr Iljich Tchaikovsky. A Practical Guide for Studying Harmony

Pyotr Iljich Tchaikovsky. A Practical Guide for Studying Harmony. The first page. Autograph.

 A Practical Guide for Studying Harmony. The first page. Autograph.

Pyotr Iljich Tchaikovsky. The Concise Textbook On Harmony.

Pyotr Iljich Tchaikovsky. The Concise Textbook On Harmony. Title page. Autograph.

The Concise Textbook On Harmony. Title page. Autograph

The Conservatoire’s class- room.

The Conservatoire’s class- room for theory of music lessons, in which P.I. Tchaikovsky teught in the 1870s

 in which P.I. Tchaikovsky teught in the 1870s.

Pyotr Iljich Tchaikovsky (1840-1893), composer.

Pyotr Iljich Tchaikovsky (1840-1893), composer, conductor, music critic, music and public figure. Professor of theory music and free composition (1866-1878).

Professor of theory music and free composition

N.G. Rubinstain (in centre).

N.G. Rubinstain (in centre) and H.A. Loroche (sitting first from left) amongst the Russian Music Society leaders.

amongst the Russian Music Society leaders

Berhnard Cossmann (1822-1910), German cellist.

Berhnard Cossmann (1822-1910), German cellist. Professor of cello (1866-1870).

 German cellist. Professor of cello (1866-1870).

Anton Karlovich Door (1833-1899).

Anton Karlovich Door (1833-1899), Austrian pianist. Professor of piano (1866-1869).

Anton Karlovich Door (1833-1899), Austrian pianist. Professor of piano (1866-1869)

Ferdind Laub (1832-1875).

Ferdind Laub (1832-1875), Czech violinist, composer. Professor of violin (1866-1874).

Ferdind Laub

Alexander Ivanovich Djubjuk (1812-1897) pianist.

Alexander Ivanovich Djubjuk (1812-1897) pianist. Professor of piano (1866-1869).

Professor of piano (1866-1869).

The minutes of the first session of the Conservatoire Council of Professors held on the 27th of September, 1866.

The minutes of the first session of the Conservatoire Council of Professors held on the 27th of September, 1866. In French.

The minutes of the first session of the Conservatoire Concil of Professors

Cover of the vocal score edition.

Cover of the vocal score edition of M. I. Glinka’s opera Ruslan and Lydmila.

Cover of the vocal score edition.

Andrei Rublev. Trinity

Andrei Rublev. Trinity.

Trinity