Our Literature and Art Project is an opportunity to introduce famous and unknown artistically-talented people. We would like to introduce poets, writers, artists, musicians, photographers, and craftspeople, believing that their work deserves to be preserved for future generations. The authors, who are presented by the Literary and Art Workshop are the members of The Pushkin Society in America. It is an organization that helps talented individuals to preserve Russian history and culture, as well as introduce it to Americans. We encourage authors who would like to publish their works during a workshop to join the Pushkin Society in America. The entry procedure is under the title “Join Us.”

We open the Literature and Art page with the following article:


The living memory of Alexander Pushkin.

Champion of the Creative Dialogue Among Poetic Minds

by Rachel B. Douglas



We present Larissa Grabois Gabois, a 2012 Pushin Society in America member.

Larissa Grabois is a soprano soloist, pianist, and music therapy student at the John J. Cali School of Music at Montclair State University. She is a member of three different national collegiate honor societies. In 2013, Ms. Grabois sang lyrics from Romantic operas written by Alexander Pushkin at the Nicholas Roerich Museum and represented our organization at the Pushkin Wreath Concert, which is located at the Rodina Russian House, a Russian community center, in Howell, N.J. She sings in a variety of genres, such as classical music, opera, Broadway, and pop fusion. Ms. Grabois has also released several CDs. In September 2013, Larissa performed in Bergen County, N.J. She was also recently awarded a prize at a talent competition in Villa Roma, a famous resort in the Catskills in upstate New York. She enjoys entertaining at children’s and adult parties. Larissa also volunteers at organizations that serves children with special needs and is a member of “Sing for Hope”, an organization that provides help to underprivileged communities in New York City with music service.


“Pushkin’s Wreath” Concert:

Part 1/9: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VZ_0AW1f15o

Part 2/9: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n4KnUSnFco8

Part 3/9: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dg6y1_lG7UM

Part 4/9: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jQdBvowto6c

Part 5/9: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QOR2ZKtJZmE

Part 6/9: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rsJLugZqUdM

Part 7/9: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qKOFcPTcRiY

Part 8/9: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W2FmwfqfGJ0

Part 9/9: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Xy6hzsLJ-w

Playlist Link: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLORlh_57tcS84I-crBdeOqPSrqZyQo93A

[Playlist Link can be used to access ALL Pushkin videos.]


Here is Dr. George Borisov, the music archive director of the Pushkin Society, and his co-author, Marina Strakovsky’s book.   

From the Cradle of Classical Music

Rare Masterpieces of American and Russian Music from the Classical Era


Arranged for Students of the Piano by

Dr. George Borisov

Marina Strakovsky


Designed to introduce students to the complex history of the classical era through a broader repertoire of the late-eighteenth and early nineteenth century works. The Russian works in this volume have never previously been published in the United States.

 Classical Music, both in the teacher’s studio and on the concert stage, has been traditionally defined by a small number of virtuoso composers: Mozart, Haydn, and the like. It is only in the last few decades that student repertoires have begun to include the myriad of fascinating composers of the period. Our hope with this volume is to stretch today’s understanding of Classicism for students, by bringing to light the works of national school that lay outside the European centers- namely, those at the periphery of Europe: the United States and Russia.


For information about purchasing this volume, please visit:



This publication was made possible thanks to the support of the Cecilian Music Club of Freehold and is dedicated to the 130th anniversary of the club. It includes an essay on the history of the Cecilian Music Club.


Indermediate-Advanced-Level Piano Repertoire:

F. Johnson                    Spanish Dance

                                      Favorite Hop Waltz in E-Flat Major

                                      Favorite Hop Waltz in C

Anonymous                  Evergreen Polka (solo)

         Evergreen Polka (one piano, four hands)

J.Hemmenway             Philadelphia Hop Waltz (solo)

         Philadelphia Hop Waltz (one piano, four hands)

J. Hewitt                       Sonatina III

W. Brown                      Rondo III

B.Carr                           Sonata IV

I.E.Khandoshkin         Five Variations on Russian Folk Song

A.D.Zhilin                    Quadrille

                                      Russian Folk Tune with Variations in A Major

F.M.Dubiansky            Russian Folk Song with Variations in D Major

L.S.Gurilev                   Russian Folk Tune with Variations in C Minor

D.S.Bortnyansky         Sonata


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Presidents of the Pushkin Society

1. Boris Brasol, founder      (1935 -1963)

2. Gregory Mesniaeff          (1963 -1967)

3. Semen Bogolubov         (1967 -1971)

4. Serge Woyciechowski     (1971 - 1973)

5. Nadezhda Baklanova      (1973 - 1995)

6. Catherine Lodyjensky     (1995 - 2009)

7. Victoria Kurchenko     ( 2009 - present)