Dmitri Shostakovich et al. in Russia - the 1900's

from Testimony- The memoirs of Shostakovich, as related to & edited by Solomon Volkov, page 87:

They really loved Pechkovsky in Leningrad. He was one of those tenors who know three things to do with their hands while singing: gesture toward yourself, away from yourself, and to the side. When Meyerhold heard Pechkovsky in the role of Ghermann in Queen of Spades, he told everyone, ‘If I run into him in a dark alley, I’ll kill him.'
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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. 87. http://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1427922674889 accessed: 23 September, 2017

location of experience: Russia

Listeners

Dmitri Shostakovich
Composer, Pianist
1906-1975
Vsevolod Meyerhold
theatre director actor and theatrical producer
1874-1940

Listening to

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Queen of Spades
written by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
performed by Nikolai Pechkovsky

Experience Information

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

Originally submitted by verafonte on Wed, 01 Apr 2015 22:11:15 +0100
Approved on Wed, 18 Nov 2015 12:54:30 +0000