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Visit the Glinka Museum of Musical Culture

14. July 2010 by Christy 0 Comments

If you’re ever in Moscow and are a fan of music, be sure to check out the popular Glinka State Central Museum of Musical Culture.


The Glinka museum, one of Russia’s largest museums, was named after the great Russian composer Mikhail Glinka and is a major center of musicology and the history of music. The museum holds a series of concerts and music festivals each year and contains two permanent exhibitions: "Musical Instruments of Peoples of the World" and "Three Centuries of Russian Music".


The "Musical Instruments of Peoples of the World" exhibit contains over 900 instruments from across the globe and includes many historical artifacts. The self-explanatory “Three Centuries of Russian Music” gives a detailed overview of Russia’s musical history. The museum also contains the personal archives of Russian and foreign musicians, an extensive sound library featuring different styles of music, rare publications, and visual art like sculptures, paintings, and photographs. Every 4 years, the museum hosts an international violin making competition with the next to take place in 2011. 


The Glinka Museum of Musical Culture attracts thousands of visitors each year and is a unique way to spend the day, either alone or with a beautiful Moscow woman from HotRussianBrides.com.