27 - The First Russian Rockstar

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He was a man who personified his country’s culture but also rose above it – fusing Russian influences with Western to create music pieces which remain some of the world’s favourites today.

By the end of his life he was wildly rich, yet subject to such emotional trauma that some say he took his own life.

If you want to know more about this epic tale of the first Russian Rockstar, click on and you will discover:

  • The rockstar who personified Russia’s nineteenth century insecurity and schizophrenia – both politically and culturally
  • The mystery benefactor who covered his escape from academia and enabled his work to shine
  • The dark demise of and the conspiracy theories around both his life… and his death

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