I.Krylov (1769-1844)

I.Krylov (1769-1844). Drawing (self-caricature?) in the text of the fable “The Dragonfly and the Ant”. The late 1800s or early 1810s. State Public Library Saint-Petersburg.

State Public Library Saint-Petersburg

A.Bolotov (1738-1833)

A.Bolotov (1738-1833) Self-portrait: Bolotov in his study. 1789

Bolotov in his study. 1789

G.Derzhavin (1743-1816)

G.Derzhavin (1743-1816). Self-portrait (?). The 1770s

 Self-portrait (?). The 1770s

The battle of Poltava. 1764. Mosaic. 460 x 600.

The battle of Poltava. 1764. Mosaic. 460 x 600. End wall of the staircase in the main building of the Russia Academy of Sciences, Saint-Petersburg.

The battle of Poltava

Peter 1

grenadier

A Russian grenadier

Russian and Swedish

Russian and Swedish soldiers

Detail

Russian banners

generals

Russian generals

Swedish soldier

A fallen Swedish soldier

of the town of Poltava

Background view of the town of Poltava

Karl

Karl XII

Tailpiece of “The Life of Avvakum”

Tailpiece of “The Life of Avvakum” in the Pustozersk Collection. Department of Manuscripts.

Department

Title of “The Life of Avvakum”

Title of “The Life of Avvakum” in the Pustozersk Collection. Ca.1675.

Title of "The Life of Avvakum"

Epiphanius (?-1682)

The Calvary Cross. Drawing in the Pustozersk Collection. Ca. 1675. Department of Manuscripts.

The Calvary Cross. Drawing in the Pustozersk Collection.

“Five Saints and Five Adversaries of the Old Faith”

“Five Saints and Five Adversaries of the Old Faith”. Illustration to “The Sermon of Love of Father Dorotheus” from the Pustozersk Collection. Ca.1675.

Five Saints and Five Adversaries of the Old Faith

Avvakum (1620 or 1621-1682)

Headpiece and initial of “The Sermon of Love of Father Dorotheus” from the Pustozersk Collection. Ca.1675.  Institute of Russian Literature. Saint-Petersburg.

"The Sermon of Love of Father Dorotheus"

The Zodiac from “The Russian Eagle”. 1667.

The Zodiac from “The Russian Eagle”. 1667, Historical Museum. Moscow.

The Zodiac from "The Russian Eagle".

Verse shaped as a star from the “Salutation”. 1665

Verse shaped as a star from the “Salutation”. 1665 Historical Museum. Moscow.

Historical Museum. Moscow

The Zodiac from “The Russian Eagle”.

The Zodiac from “The Russian Eagle”. 1667. Historical Museum. Moscow

The Zodiac from "The Russian Eagle".

Cruciform verse from the “Salutation”.

Cruciform verse from the “Salutation”. 1665. From the “Rythmologion” anthology. 1678-1680. Historical Museum. Moscow.

Historical Museum. Moscow.

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.

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)