Dmitri Shostakovich in Russia - the 1900's

from Testimony- The memoirs of Shostakovich, as related to & edited by Solomon Volkov, page 173:

And here’s an opposite example, Hindemith’s music. It’s published and recorded but there’s no great interest in listening to it. Yet once his works had a great impact on me. Hindemith is a true musician, a serious one, and a rather pleasant man. I knew him slightly, he played in Leningrad as part of a quartet. He made a nice impression. And his music is like his personality; everything is in place, well put together, and it’s not merely craft, it has feeling and meaning and content. It’s just impossible to listen to. The music doesn’t spark, it doesn’t spark. But gypsy songs, …   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. 173. http://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1431348004181 accessed: 25 November, 2017

location of experience: Russia

Listeners

Dmitri Shostakovich
Composer, Pianist
1906-1975

Listening to

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Hindemith's music

Experience Information

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

Originally submitted by verafonte on Mon, 11 May 2015 13:40:05 +0100
Approved on Wed, 18 Nov 2015 13:21:17 +0000