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What were entrance examinations for the Moscow Conservatory like around 1900? (Read 344 times)

Offline obbligato

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Anybody knows if certain sets of pieces were used, and if they have still survived?

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I don't know what pieces were used for the entrance examinations, but the following interview with Rachmaninoff, no less, gives some insight into the level of technical proficiency instilled in the students in Russia around 1910 http://static1.squarespace.com/static/56b6571aab48de30047cb8f7/t/57c23cb4f5e231b32aa66c95/1472347317238/Rachmaninoff+interview%2C+Etude.pdf