Show hosts: Olga Fyodorova
Each time we say goodbye, no matter for how long, we either say "see you!" or "take care!" or something like that, but when we part for good, we say "farewell!" As you might have already guessed, today we are going to talk about farewells, and see how this sad subject has over the years, been reflected in music.
When Russia’s first music conservatory opened in St. Petersburg in September 1862 and 179 lucky young men and women made it through the tough entry exams, it was an event of a truly historic significance.
It looks like some of history’s mysteries will never be resolved, some misconstrued by contemporaries, others buried deep under oh so many layers of historical dust… The same rings true with musical history.