Near Moscow authorities dismantle Wedge set in the historic centre of the city the monument to the composer Pyotr Tchaikovsky. As writes “the Russian newspaper”, on the site of the monument, the city authorities decided to install a bronze plate with the inscription “wedge 700 years.”
Tchaikovsky monument was installed in 1995 on the 155-anniversary of the composer. The decision to remove the monument was made by the officials last summer. The sculpture of the composer will be sent to the outskirts of the city — in the neighborhood Maidanovo. The head of the Klin district Sokolskaya Alain refers to the statements of some historians that Tchaikovsky worked in Maidanovo. And the Director of the Klin Museum Association Elena Kondrasheva in the local television said that “in the city centre the monument should be, but definitely it should be a monument to Tchaikovsky.”
Conductor, people’s artist of the USSR, artistic Director and principal conductor of the BSO of P. I. Tchaikovsky, principal guest conductor of “Helikon-Opera” Vladimir Fedoseev said that the decision of the officials about moving the monument to a tragedy for the city. “I can’t believe this is happening today in the wedge which I love so much, in Klin, where, it seemed, on the contrary, every year the Tchaikovsky is paid more and more attention… For the whole world Wedge is inextricably linked with Tchaikovsky. I remember the musicians of our orchestra — Large Symphony orchestra Tchaikovsky — participated in the opening of this monument in 1995, we were happy that monument to the genius who glorified the Klin region, has taken its rightful place in the city. What is happening now is a tragedy for the city, for musicians and music lovers all over the world. This should not happen!” he said.
Note that in the period of life in Klin, Tchaikovsky wrote the Symphony “Manfred”, the Opera “the enchantress”, the Overture-fantasy “hamlet”, Fifth Symphony, the Opera “Iolanta” and part of “Queen of spades”, ballet “Sleeping beauty” ballet extravaganza “the Nutcracker”, the Sixth Symphony.