Dmitri Shostakovich in Russia - at the end of 1937

from Testimony- The memoirs of Shostakovich, as related to & edited by Solomon Volkov, pages 206-207:

Another time Zoshchenko both touched me and distracted me from my worries. It was at the end of 1937. I came to the Philharmonic Hall for the first performance of my Fifth Symphony. The atmosphere at the première was highly charged, the hall was filled – as they say, all the best people were there, and all the worst, too. It was definitely a critical situation, and not only for me. Which way would the wind blow? That’s what was worrying members of the select audience – people in literature, culture, and physical culture. That’s what had them in a feverish state. In the first part of …   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. 206-207. http://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1431349701852 accessed: 25 November, 2017

location of experience: Russia

Listeners

Dmitri Shostakovich
Composer, Pianist
1906-1975

Listening to

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Tchaikovsky's 'Romeo and Juliet' / Shostakovich's Fifth Symphonie
written by Dmitri Shostakovich, Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
performed by Yevgeny Mravinsky

Experience Information

Date/Time at the end of 1937
Medium live
Listening Environment indoors, in public

Originally submitted by verafonte on Mon, 11 May 2015 14:08:22 +0100
Approved on Wed, 18 Nov 2015 13:28:15 +0000