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 32:

The première of Wozzeck went brilliantly. The composer’s presence added to the excitement. But why had he been welcomed so coldly? I learned the reason later. It turned out that the singer who was supposed to have postponed the première, but not here. How could we fall flat on our faces in front of foreigners?
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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. 32. http://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1427835639499 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 22:00:39 +0100
Approved on Wed, 18 Nov 2015 12:41:57 +0000