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The conductorless orchestra is making a comeback

The first musical consequence f the Russian Revolution was the formation of Persimfans, an orchestra of equals that functioned without a conductor. It played for a decade, from 1922 until Stalin’s first purge. Now Persimfans has risen again. The pianist Peter Aydou has formed the orchestra with 112 Moscow friends and put on a first […]
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