Monument to Rimsky-Korsakov
This monument to Rimsky-Korsakov was unveiled in November 1952. The sculptors – V. Bogolyubov and V. Ingal, both of St. Petersburg – set themselves the ambitious task of portraying the composer in a moment of inspiration. In their first variant, Rimsky-Korsakov was to be shown standing. But in the process of work, they changed their mind and in the final version the figure is seated. Rimsky-Korsakov is holding a score on his knees, he seems to be running through it and beating time with his right hand. The absorbed expression on his noble face, the energetic gesture and the easy, habitual posture, convey both the inspired engrossment of the artist and the perseverance of the hard worker.