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9 Aug, 1942 in the Grand Hall of Leningrad Philharmonic, the first performance of Shostakovich's Seventh Symphony

5 March

On 5 March 1942, Dmitry Shostakovich's world-renowned Seventh Symphony premiered in Kuibyshev during the 900-day siege of Leningrad. Performed by the Bolshoi Theater Orchestra and conducted by Samuil Samosud, it was broadcast on the radio across the Soviet Union.…

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Peter Carl Faberge

Peter Carl Faberge was a world famous master jeweler and head of the ‘House of Faberge’ in Imperial Russia in the waning days of the Russian Empire.

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