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Tchaikovsky, New York, and Carnegie Hall: From the Carnegie Hall Archives

In October 2011, Carnegie Hall celebrates Tchaikovsky—the superstar who opened the Hall in May 1891. In the July episode of From the Carnegie Hall Archives, Museum Director and Archivist Gino Francesconi explores the connections between Carnegie Hall, New York, and Tchaikovsky. Gino reveals how—amidst the turmoil of the decline of the Soviet Union in the late 1980's—Carnegie Hall was earmarked to become the guardian of many irreplaceable Tchaikovsky artifacts, including the Bible in which the great composer hid some stolen flowers at Niagara Falls.