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

from Testimony- The memoirs of Shostakovich, as related to & edited by Solomon Volkov, pages 31-32:

A composer conducting his own work usually looks ridiculous. There are a few exceptions, but Berg didn’t add to the list. As soon as he started waving his arms, the wonderful Maryinsky Theatre orchestra disintegrated, each member pulling in his own direction. / It did not bode well, but the situation was saved by Vladimir Dranishnikov, the theatre’s chief conductor. He stood behind Berg and signalled the orchestra, Berg didn’t notice a thing because he was so engrossed in the process of conducting.

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Dmitri Shostakovich, and Soloman Volkov (ed.), Testimony- The memoirs of Shostakovich, as related to & edited by Solomon Volkov (London, 1979), p. 31-32. http://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1427835530641 accessed: 25 November, 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 21:58:51 +0100
Approved on Wed, 18 Nov 2015 13:28:46 +0000