Dmitri Shostakovich in Russia - in the beginning of the 1900's
I also performed the 'Serenade in A'. At the Conservatoire we often played the Piano Concerto, transcribed for two pianos. My student days hold another memory of a work by Stravinsky – the excellent opera 'The Nightingale'. Of course, my acquaintance with it was made under ‘fatal’ circumstances: during an exam on reading scores. I’m a little angry with the opera for that. It was like the Spanish Inquisition – a cruel sight. But I managed somehow and conquered The Nightingale.
Dmitri Shostakovich, and Soloman Volkov (ed.), Testimony- The memoirs of Shostakovich, as related to & edited by Solomon Volkov (London, 1979), p. 23. http://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1427833401194 accessed: 23 September, 2017
|Date/Time||in the beginning of the 1900's|
|Listening Environment||indoors, in public|