Large Hall of Philarmonic Society
Place: Square of Arts On the map
Construction time: 1839
Architect: Paul Jacot
Value: Favorite place for music fans of St. Petersburg
Interesting fact: August 9, 1942 in the midst of the blockade, it is here was performed 7 “Leningrad” Symphony of Shostakovich. Creation of Symphony fell on the period setting the blockade of the city, the composer himself was evacuated to Kuibyshev. The music notes was brought to the city by plane. In Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra had only 15 musicians, the rest are either dead or so weak from hunger that could not play. To fill the number of orchestra musicians were sent from the front. During runtime the symphony was broadcast through loudspeakers of almost dead, but not surrendering Leningrad.
- “There were loudspeakers, Germans have heard all this. How then said all Germans were mad when it heard. It was they believed the city dead ” (Lelyuhina, flutist).
- “Then, August 9, 1942, we realized that we will lose this war. We felt your strength, ability to overcome hunger, fear and even death … “(Wehrmacht veterans in conversation with Eliasberg, who was conductor of the orchestra in that day).