Dmitri Shostakovich in Russia - the 1900's

from Testimony- The memoirs of Shostakovich, as related to & edited by Solomon Volkov, pages 37-38:

Nikolayev often said to me, ‘Go and listen to how Marusya [Yudina] plays.’ (He called her Marusya and me Mitya.) ‘Go and listen. In a four-voice fugue, every voice has its own timbre when she plays.’ / That seemed astounding – could it be possible? I would go and listen, hoping naturally to find that the professor was wrong, that it was just wishful thinking. Most astounding was that when Yudina played, each of the four voices really had its own timbre, difficult as that is to imagine. / Yudina played Liszt like no one else. Liszt is a very verbose composer. In…   more >>

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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. 37-38. http://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1427836482806 accessed: 25 November, 2017

location of experience: Russia

Listeners

Dmitri Shostakovich
Composer, Pianist
1906-1975

Experience Information

Date/Time the 1900's
Medium live
Listening Environment indoors

Originally submitted by verafonte on Tue, 31 Mar 2015 22:14:43 +0100
Approved on Wed, 18 Nov 2015 12:44:29 +0000