A democratic orchestra

In 1920s Soviet Russia, musicians experimented mirroring the political state: “Just as the government didn’t need a tsar, so the orchestra didn’t need a director,” says Pyotr Aidu of the School of Dramatic Art, which will revive the long-dead form at a premiere concert Thursday.

Miriam Elder, “1920s Orchestra Without a Conductor Revived”, The Moscow Times, 27 January 2009.

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