Isaak Glikman in Russia - in the middle of 1940

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

In the spring of 1940, following the Sixth Symphony and all the criticism it provoked, Shostakovich composed the Quintet for two violins, viola, cello and piano, a work acclaimed by the public and critics everywhere. Each performance by the composer with the excellent Glazunov Quartet or the equally excellent Beethoven Quartet was an important and joyful event in the musical life of Leningrad or Moscow. Shostakovich himself played the piano part with inimitable mastery, displaying an expressiveness and imaginative power unique to him. It is no exaggeration to say that in performances of this …   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. xxxiii. http://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1431381140547 accessed: 21 November, 2017

location of experience: Russia

Listeners

Isaak Glikman
Theatre historian and dramaturgue
1911-

Listening to

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Quintet for two violins, viola, cello and piano
written by Dmitri Shostakovich
performed by Glazunov Quartet, Dmitri Shostakovich, Beethoven Quartet

Experience Information

Date/Time in the middle of 1940
Medium live
Listening Environment indoors, in public

Originally submitted by verafonte on Mon, 11 May 2015 22:52:20 +0100
Approved on Mon, 16 Nov 2015 15:57:41 +0000