Isaak Glikman in Russia - late May, 1936

from Story of a Friendship. The letters of Dmitry Shostakovich to Isaak Glikman with a commentary by Isaak Glikman- 1941-1975, pages xx-xxi:

At the end of May 1936, the world-famous conductor Otto Klemperer came to Leningrad to give two concerts. Klemperer was an ardent admirer of Shostakovich’s First Symphony and had been one of the first foreign conductors to programme it. Among other things, one purpose of his visit was to get to know Shostakovich’s new Fourth Symphony, about which he had already heard reports. On 29 May, I went to the Great Hall of the Philharmonia to listen to Klemperer rehearsing Beethoven’s Third and Fifth Symphonies. On the platform stepped an extremely tall, powerfully built and …   more >>

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Dmitri Shostakovich / Isaac Glikman, Story of a Friendship. The letters of Dmitry Shostakovich to Isaak Glikman with a commentary by Isaak Glikman (Queen Square, London, 2001), p. xx-xxi. http://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1431351729781 accessed: 23 September, 2017

location of experience: Russia

Listeners

Isaak Glikman
Theatre historian and dramaturgue
1911-

Listening to

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Beethoven's Third and Fifth symphonies
written by Ludwig van Beethoven
performed by Otto Klemperer, Philharmonia Orchestra
Shostakovich's Fourth Symphony
written by Dmitri Shostakovich
performed by Otto Klemperer, Philharmonia Orchestra

Experience Information

Date/Time late May, 1936
Medium live
Listening Environment indoors, in public

Originally submitted by verafonte on Mon, 11 May 2015 14:42:09 +0100
Approved on Mon, 16 Nov 2015 15:54:05 +0000