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Bloody Sunday: Massacre in St. Petersburg (1905)


Bloody Sunday: Massacre in St. Petersburg (1905)

The Russian Revolution of 1905 began on Bloody Sunday, when Czar Nicholas II’s troops killed and wounded hundreds of unarmed, peaceful demonstrators marching toward the Winter Palace. The protesters, organized by Georgy Gapon, a Russian Orthodox priest, were going to present the czar with a petition for an eight-hour workday, improved working conditions, and fair wages, when troops opened fire on them. Gapon was killed soon after. How was his friend Pinhas Rutenberg involved in his death? More… Discuss

Fabulous Compositions/Great Performances: Weber Invitation to the Dance



April 2003- Weber, Invitation to the Dance

Maestro Edvard Tchivzhel returns to St. Petersburg, Russia to once again conduct the St. Petersburg Philharmonic for the 100th anniversary of the legendary Yevgeni Mravinsky. 

“He is, simply put, a master… There is an authority and authenticity in Maestro Tchivzhel’s music making that is indisputably commanding and communicative.”– Yo Yo Ma 

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Great Composers/Compositions: Edvard Grieg. Symphonic Dances No.1



Youth Symphony Orchestra Mussorgsky College of St. Petersburg
Conductor Lev Dunaev
Молодёжный симфонический оркестр музыкального колледжа им.М.П.Мусоргского (Санкт-Петербург)
Дирижёр Лев Дунаев
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ARTICLE: THE TREPOV INCIDENT


The Trepov Incident

In July 1877, a Soviet political prisoner refused to remove his cap in the presence of St. Petersburg governor Theodore Trepov, a colonel known for violently suppressing rebellions. In retaliation, Trepov ordered that the man be flogged, which outraged Vera Zasulich, a fellow prisoner allied with a revolutionary group. In January 1888, Zasulich wounded Trepov with a revolver shot. In the trial that followed, a sympathetic jury found Zasulich not guilty. What happened to her? More… Discuss