№ 355/кор. 100 years of the St. Petersburg Academic Philharmonic named after D. D. Shostakovich

Artist-designer – Bodrova M.


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The St. Petersburg State Academic Philharmonic named after D. D. Shostakovich is a state cultural institution in St. Petersburg, the oldest philharmonic society in Russia. A permanent venue for performances and rehearsals of the St. Petersburg Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra. The Great Hall of the Philharmonic Hall accommodates more than 1,500 listeners and is located in the former house of the Noble Assembly on Mikhailovskaya Street. The small Hall of the Philharmonic Hall is located nearby, in the Engelhardt house at the address: Nevsky Prospekt, 30.
The grand opening of the Petrograd Philharmonic took place on June 12, 1921. The program of the first symphony concert was dedicated to the works of Tchaikovsky, and conducted by the first director of the Philharmonic E. Cooper. The Philharmonic Orchestra was the first to perform many of Shostakovich's works, including the First Symphony (May 12, 1926); for this reason, in 1975, the Leningrad Philharmonic was named after this composer. At various times, the institution was headed by M. E. Krastin, Yu. A. Schwarzkopf, Yu. M. Mendelson.
In the besieged Leningrad in 1942, the performance of the Seventh Symphony by D. D. Shostakovich took place, which had great psychological and agitational-political significance for the whole country.
The Philharmonic conducts concert, music-lecture and publishing activities. It has an extensive library. The main group is the Symphony Orchestra of the Philharmonic, recognized as an honored collective of Russia. For half a century (from 1938 to 1988), the orchestra was led by Yevgeny Mravinsky, who was succeeded by Yuri Temirkanov.

The original stamp depicts the main building of the Philharmonic Hall; the illustration shows a photo taken during a concert on May 1, 1942. 


Denomination Paper Printing method Block format Edition
Letter «A» High Whiteness Modified (HWM) Offset 110x220 1000000

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