In 1866 the composer, pianist and conductor Nicholas Rubinstein opened the Moscow Conservatory and Tchaikovsky was appointed professor of theory and harmony.
This photo is of the Great Hall (opened in 1901):
The Great Hall of Moscow Conservatory is one of the famous concert venues in the world. Its wonderful decoration, comfortable location and – most important – acoustics are the qualities that characterize its uniqueness. – Moscow Conservatory
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