Dmitri Shostakovich in Russia - the 1900's

from Testimony- The memoirs of Shostakovich, as related to & edited by Solomon Volkov, page 109:

Muradeli began making appearances at various organizations. He came to the people and repented: I was a so-and-so, a formalist and cosmopolite. I wrote the wrong lezghinka, but the Party showed me the way in time. And now I, the former formalist and cosmopolite Muradeli, have stepped onto the righteous road of progressive realistic creativity. And in the future I am determined to write lezghinkas that will be worthy of our great epoch. / Muradeli said all this in an agitated manner, with Caucasian temperament. The only thing he didn’t do was dance the …   more >>

cite as

Dmitri Shostakovich, and Soloman Volkov (ed.), Testimony- The memoirs of Shostakovich, as related to & edited by Solomon Volkov (London, 1979), p. 109. http://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1427923106601 accessed: 21 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, in public

Originally submitted by verafonte on Wed, 01 Apr 2015 22:18:26 +0100
Approved on Wed, 18 Nov 2015 13:00:14 +0000