Dmitri Shostakovich in Russia - in the beginning of the 1900's

from Testimony- The memoirs of Shostakovich, as related to & edited by Solomon Volkov, page 23:

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.

cite as

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: 21 November, 2017

location of experience: Russia

Listeners

Dmitri Shostakovich
Composer, Pianist
1906-1975

Experience Information

Date/Time in the beginning of the 1900's
Medium live
Listening Environment indoors, in public

Originally submitted by verafonte on Tue, 31 Mar 2015 21:23:21 +0100
Approved on Wed, 18 Nov 2015 12:29:37 +0000