Isaak Glikman et al. in Russia - the 1900's

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

Shostakovich was passionately interested in his student’s compositions and was thrilled, sometimes even transported, by those he thought successful. I remember him one day emerging from the Conservatoire and insisting that I immediately come and listen to some songs by Yury Sviridov. Radiant with pleasure, he sat down at the piano without a score and played them through from memory several times, insisting that they were not merely splendid compositions in themselves and evidence of real talent, but works of genius – this was the term he used. It was always the same with him: indifference …   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. xxvi-xxvii. http://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1431352413197 accessed: 21 November, 2017

location of experience: Russia

Listeners

Isaak Glikman
Theatre historian and dramaturgue
1911-
Dmitri Shostakovich
Composer, Pianist
1906-1975

Listening to

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'Rothschild's Violin'
written by Venyamin Fleishman
songs by Yury Sviridov
written by Yuri Sviridov
performed by Dmitri Shostakovich

Experience Information

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

Originally submitted by verafonte on Mon, 11 May 2015 14:53:33 +0100
Approved on Mon, 16 Nov 2015 15:56:06 +0000