Music: Tschailcowsky's 100th

In Soviet Russia, sudden key changes in the musical party line have put such living composers as Dmitri Shostakovich in & out of the official doghouse. In modernist days, some Soviet critics denounced Peter Ilich Tschaikowsky as a sentimental bourgeois. The Soviet line is now 100% melodic. Last week the Government sweetly celebrated the 100th anniversary of Melodist Tschaikowsky's birth.

Renamed for the composer were: a Moscow street, the Moscow symphony orchestra, a new Moscow concert hall, two music schools in towns where he once lived. Said Pravda: "He is the most beloved composer of the Soviet masses—he is the toilers' favorite."...

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