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 31:

When they [musicologists] listened to The Nose and Katerina Izmailova, they try to find Wozzeck, and Wozzeck has absolutely nothing to do with them. I liked that opera very much and I never missed a performance when it played in Leningrad, and there were eight or nine performances before Wozzeck was removed from the repertory. The pretext was the same one they used with my Nose–that it was too hard for the singers to stay in condition and they needed too many rehearsals, and the masses weren’t exactly beating down the doors to make it worthwhile. /

cite as

Dmitri Shostakovich, and Soloman Volkov (ed.), Testimony- The memoirs of Shostakovich, as related to & edited by Solomon Volkov (London, 1979), p. 31. http://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1427835288736 accessed: 24 September, 2017

location of experience: Russia

Listeners

Dmitri Shostakovich
Composer, Pianist
1906-1975

Listening to

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Wozzeck
written by Alban Berg

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 21:54:48 +0100
Approved on Wed, 18 Nov 2015 12:39:57 +0000