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Tchaikovsky Concert Hall

The main venue of the Moscow Philharmonic Hall


One of the oldest concert halls in Moscow, located at the intersection of two of the city's landmarks — Tverskaya Street and Triumfalnaya Square. Before the concert hall's opening in 1940, the area was occupied by equally interesting buildings, such as the Buff Miniature Theater at the beginning of the last century, with performances staged by Vsevolod Meyerhold. He was planning to reorganize the space and drastically reconstruct the building in line with his avant-garde visions of the future. Architect Alexey Shchusev designed a concrete facade with a brick finish. However, Meyerhold was unable to complete the work before the Great Purge of the late 1930s, and the concert hall was opened in the half-finished house. 

Concerts were held here even during the war. For decades, the concert hall continued to work without a break and closed only once, for renovations. Theater ensembles, opera groups, and bands performed on this stage, as well as famous Soviet musicians — Emil Gilels, David Oistrakh, Sergei Lemeshev, Ivan Kozlovsky. Classical music stars continue to give concerts in Tchaikovsky Concert Hall, which hosts events every weekend.

Photo: Moscow Philharmonic Hall

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