|The Apartment-Museum in St.Petersburg|
The second N.Rimsky-Korsakov museum is in the apartment where N.Rimsky-Korsakov spent his last fifteen years, at 28, Zagorodny Prospect, St.Petersburg. It was opened for visitors from the end of 1971.
1918 this apartment was occupied by strangers.
Rimsky-Korsakov's children and grandchildren kept all the
things from there for 50 years at their apartments. They
presented more than 250 of these articles, as a gift, to
the museum for them to be put in their former places.
Thanks to this, it was possible to restore the study, the
drawing room, the dining room and the hall. So a museum
was created, which is unique by its authenticity.
The Apartment-Museum. The drawing room.
The Apartment-Museum. The studio
At the time N.Rimsky-Korsakov lived there he composed eleven operas, most his romances and others. Many musicians, among them A. Glasunov, I.Stravinsky, S.Rakhmaninov,visited him in his apartment and performed their compositions here; Shaliapin sang here romances of Rimsky-Korsakov and other composers.
The Apartment-Museum. The Drawing-room.