August 2020

Famous Russian animator and painter Leonid «Liolya» Schwartzmann turned 100 in 2020.  The celebrations have been a good reason to talk about the master’s illustrations to “The Carnival of the Animals”.  Ekaterina remembered how those comic pictures were created and how she did her own organ transcriptions of Saint-Saёns pieces.  Nina Wechsler has written down the story, here: “The Importance of Not Being Serious”


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