Glinka museum of musical instruments


Hundreds of thousands of museum artifacts are kept at the Glinka Museum of Musical Culture in Moscow. A large number of these items include musical manuscripts and publications, along with various instruments used by peoples from around the world starting in ancient times and continuing through today.

Hundreds of thousands of museum artifacts are kept at the Glinka Museum of Musical Culture in Moscow. A large number of these items include musical manuscripts and publications, along with various instruments used by peoples from around the world starting in ancient times and continuing through today. 13th-century harps, a violin from the great musical master Stradivarius, a theremin and an ANS synthesizer can all be found among the collection. Host Irina Pudova visited Fyodor Shalyapin’s manor, which is also part of the collection, finding out what a work of art can sound like, what pipes and animal horns have in common and how to play the Buhay.