A film about the First Moscow Symphony Music Festival. Moscow city. May 1981 TN Khrennikov's performance from the stage of the Great Hall of the Moscow State Conservatory. PI Tchaikovsky at the 1st International Festival of Contemporary Symphonic Music. Conversations of composers on the sidelines, including RK Shchedrin talking with the Italian composer F. Mannino. Composers visiting the sights of Moscow, speaking at a meeting with journalists. Newsreel footage: S. Prokofiev, N. Ya. Myaskovsky, D. D. Shostakovich playing the piano; tour of the Hungarian composer B. Bartok in Moscow, Leningrad in 1929. Photos by IF Stravinsky, American composer S. Barber. Fragments of performances by Soviet and foreign musicians, conductors at concerts, rehearsals, during interviews, including L.B. Kogan, L. S. Dmitriev, F. Mannino, Polish composers V. Lutoslavsky, K. Penderecki, Slovak composer E. Sukhonya, English composer P. Osborne and others. Muscovites at the conservatory hall, in the hall during the performance of musicians.