Dmitri Shostakovich in Russia - the 1900's

from Testimony- The memoirs of Shostakovich, as related to & edited by Solomon Volkov, page 105:

It’s funny to talk about it now, but there was a time, until I heard Krennikov’s opera Into the Storm, when my picture stood on Khrennikov’s desk. A bad opera. I considered Khrennikov a talented man and here was a weak imitation of Dzerzhinsky’s terrible opera 'The Quiet Don'. Krennikov was obviously speculating. Everything in that opera fitted the political situation. The libretto was based on a novel which Stalin liked very much and the music was based on an opera that Stalin had approved.
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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. 105. http://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1427922992904 accessed: 24 September, 2017

location of experience: Russia

Listeners

Dmitri Shostakovich
Composer, Pianist
1906-1975

Listening to

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Into the Storm
written by Khrennikov

Experience Information

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

Originally submitted by verafonte on Wed, 01 Apr 2015 22:16:33 +0100
Approved on Wed, 18 Nov 2015 12:57:47 +0000