The final chords of the Spasskaya Tower celebration of music

During the Second World War, military bands performed live on radio and on the front line to lift the soldiers’ morale. Although the works of domestic composers and folk music dominated the repertoire of military bands, marches remained at the core.

During the Second World War, military bands performed live on radio and on the front line to lift the soldiers’ morale. Although the works of domestic composers and folk music dominated the repertoire of military bands, marches remained at the core.

Sergey Mikheev / RG
Red Square hosted an official closing ceremony later that evening, featuring a performance by legendary French singer Mireille Mathieu.
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