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

    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 flowers at Niagara Falls.