Dmitri Shostakovich in Russia - the 1900's

from Testimony- The memoirs of Shostakovich, as related to & edited by Solomon Volkov, page 90:

It seemed that every performance of my works brought nothing but trouble. The Maly Opera Theatre brought Lady Macbeth to Moscow–and there was ‘Muddle Instead of Music’. The Bolshoi Theatre staged my ballet – and there was another Pravda editorial, ‘Balletic Falsity’. And what would have happened if the Fourth had been performed then, too? Who knows, perhaps no one would have said a word, and my song would have been sung for good. / The conditions were grave, fatal. There’s no point in thinking about it. Besides, Stidri’s …   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. 90. http://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1427922902335 accessed: 25 November, 2017

location of experience: Russia

Listeners

Dmitri Shostakovich
Composer, Pianist
1906-1975

Listening to

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Lady Macbeth
written by Dmitri Shostakovich
performed by Maly Opera Theatre, Bolshoi Theatre

Experience Information

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

Originally submitted by verafonte on Wed, 01 Apr 2015 22:15:02 +0100
Approved on Wed, 18 Nov 2015 12:56:37 +0000