Dmitri Shostakovich in Russia - the 1900's

from Testimony- The memoirs of Shostakovich, as related to & edited by Solomon Volkov, pages 124-125:

But all these stories didn’t keep us from feeling the greatest respect for Glazunov. Even adulation. It’s only now that his compositions seem dull, but then they were heard in all our classes, at every student recital, and particularly at the examinations, which Glazunov invariably attended. And I don’t think it was to suck up to Glazunov, either. You didn’t have to tell Glazunov he was a marvellous conductor. They played his works because they were convenient and effective, for instance, the Piano Variations in D, the Sonata in B minor, and the Concerto in F minor. …   more >>

cite as

Dmitri Shostakovich, and Soloman Volkov (ed.), Testimony- The memoirs of Shostakovich, as related to & edited by Solomon Volkov (London, 1979), p. 124-125. http://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1427923560937 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 22:26:01 +0100
Approved on Wed, 18 Nov 2015 13:08:45 +0000