Rimskykorsakov Flatmuseum

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@ 713 3208; www.theatremuseum.ru; Zagorodny pr 28; adult/student R75/50, Russian tour R200; S 11am-6pm Wed-Sun; ® Vladimirskaya

Home of Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov for the last 15 years of his life (1893-1908), this is where he composed 11 of his 15 operas, including the Fairytale of the Tsar Sultan and the Golden Rooster. The memorial flat (a branch of the State Museum of Theatre & Music) includes four rooms that have been lovingly restored to their original appearance, including the composer's study. A Becker grand piano graces the living room. Rachmaninov, Glazunov, Scriabin, Stravinsky - and of course Rimsky-Korsakov himself - have all tickled these ivories.

The composer maintained a tradition of hosting musical soirees at his home; this tradition continues today, with concerts on Thursday afternoons at 4pm (although you are unlikely to see Chaliapin perform here today). Enter from the courtyard.

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