Dmitri Shostakovich in Russia - 1927

from Testimony- The memoirs of Shostakovich, as related to & edited by Solomon Volkov, page 39:

I showed Yudina my works because I was always curious to learn her opinion. But in those days, it seemed to me she wasn’t particularly enthusiastic about them, she was mostly interested in the new piano music from the West. It was Yudina after all who introduced us to the piano music of Křenek, Hindemith, and Bartok. She learned Křenek’s Piano Concerto in F minor and it made a great impression on me in her interpretation. When I looked over the music in my older years, it didn’t have the same effect. / In those days, I remember, I enjoyed playing second piano for Yudina …   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. 39. http://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1427877384806 accessed: 21 November, 2017

location of experience: Russia

Listeners

Dmitri Shostakovich
Composer, Pianist
1906-1975

Listening to

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Shostakovich's works
written by Dmitri Shostakovich
performed by Yudina
Piano music of Křenek, Hindemith, and Bartok
written by Křenek, Paul Hindemith, Bartók, Béla, 1881-1945
performed by Yudina
Křenek's Piano Concerto in F minor
written by Křenek
performed by Yudina

Experience Information

Date/Time 1927
Medium live, playback

Originally submitted by verafonte on Wed, 01 Apr 2015 09:36:25 +0100
Approved on Wed, 18 Nov 2015 12:45:58 +0000