Leningrad chronicles № 4 (1988)

Newsreel №59575, 2 parts, duration: 0:20:42
Production: LSDF
Director:N. Boronin
Camera operators:L. Rozhin, D. Sidorov, S. Ivanyuhin


The issue is dedicated to the 125th anniversary of the Leningrad Conservatory, its outstanding graduates and current problems of the educational process.

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Bas-reliefs of saints on the tombstone of Rimsky-Korsakov.

Panorama of the Alexander Nevsky Lavra, people walking through the cemetery.

Tombstone and bust over the grave of the composer Borodin.

People with flowers in their hands.

The tombstone on the grave of the composer Mussorgsky.

Panorama of the cemetery, laying flowers on the grave of Tchaikovsky.

Bust and sculptures of angels on Tchaikovsky's grave.

View of the Leningrad Conservatory building.

Rector of the Conservatory V. A. Chernushenko speaks at a press conference dedicated to the 125th anniversary of its foundation, talks about the current state of affairs at the Leningrad Conservatory, performs a melody on the piano (synchronously).

View of the press conference hall.

Participants of the solemn meeting go up the main staircase of the conservatory building.

Views of the Conservatory foyer.

Part of the buffet table.

Guests in the lobby before the start of the solemn meeting.

A cameraman during a live broadcast.

Singer Irina Bogacheva gives an interview (synchronously).

The faces of the guests, the guests give interviews.

Types of rooms of the conservatory before the start of the solemn meeting, people enter the hall.

View of the presidium and the hall of the solemn meeting.

Guests perform with congratulations.

Presentation of flowers and a memorable gift to the rector.

The audience in the hall applauds.

Guest performances, the rector accepts flowers and gifts.

The faces of the audience.

A group of young violinists performs.

Pioneers and schoolchildren congratulate the staff of the conservatory on the anniversary.

Anniversary dates on the back of the stage.

Chernushenko talks about the forced introduction of physical education in the program of the conservatory at the expense of time to study specialties, about the continuation of work to improve the curriculum (synchronously).

Professor I. A. Musin conducts a class at the conductor's department.

Musin demonstrates the technique of conducting.

The faces of the students.

Musin talks about the peculiarities of his department, its teachers, their foreign tours and their long absence from the conservatory (synchronously).

Lesson in the piano class.


Chernushenko Vladislav Aleksandrovich -- conductor, choirmaster, teacher Bogacheva Irina Petrovna -- opera singer Musin Iljya Aleksandrovich -- conductor, teacher

Calendar: 1988

Locations: Leningrad [848]

Seasons: Winter [823]

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Rector of the Leningrad Conservatory Chernushenko at a press conference talks about the difficult situation of cultural institutions in the country, the complexity of the repair of the building (synchronously).

A trumpeter performs a melody on the stairs of the conservatory.

Busts of composers in the corridor.

View of the hall of the Conservatory during the solemn meeting (from above), collapsed plaster on the ceiling of the gallery of the hall.

A brass band is playing.

Conductor V. M. Buyanovsky talks about the founders of performing schools who worked at the conservatory, about their achievements in the field of national culture, about the continuation of their work, about the brass bands that existed in St.

Petersburg before the revolution, about the role of brass bands in public life (synchronously).

The audience in the hall.

Performance of the French horn players of the brass band.

Buyanovsky conducts a brass band.

The face of a young French horn player.

The faces of the listeners.

View of the Conservatory hall (top).

Buyanovsky speaks about the small number of his graduates working outside their specialty, the lack of a sufficient number of orchestras for the employment of graduates and low wages, the reduction of orchestras and their replacement with sound recordings, the lack of cultural propaganda (synchronously).

The French horn player is practicing under the stairs.

View of the Conservatory hall (top).

A student plays an ancient stringed instrument.

Conductor, head of the laboratory of folk music creativity A.M. Mekhnetsov talks about the reconstruction of the instrument on the samples found in folklore expeditions in the Pskov region, talks about folk song as a source of creativity of the composer, about the meaning of Russian song as an element of culture in human life (synchronously)

Panorama of the Conservatory hall (above), Mehnetsov gives an interview.

A student on stage performs a Russian fairy tale.

Panorama and views of the corridors of the conservatory.

The door to the hall opens.

Rows of the auditorium.

The curtain falls, the lights go out.

The building of the Leningrad Conservatory in the evening.


Chernushenko Vladislav Aleksandrovich -- conductor, choirmaster, teacher Buyanovskij Vitalij Mihajlovich -- composer, musician, teacher Mehnecov Anatolij Mihajlovich -- scientist-ethnographer, musicologist, folklorist, teacher

Calendar: 1988

Locations: Leningrad [848]

Seasons: Winter [823]

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