This is the monument to Tchaikovsky in Moscow, where students of the wonderful pianist and teacher Alexey Lyubimov have gathered to mark his 70th birthday in an original way.
They are playing the Russian premiere of Erik Satie’s Véxations, a work designed to be played 840 times in succession.
Lyubimov himself played the opening rounds. The pianist in the picture is Sergey Kasprov. Others await their turn.
Only another night and day to go until the premiere is complete.
The irony is not lost on passing Muscovites.