Isaak Glikman in Russia - August, 1941

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

After a moment’s hesitation, he sat down at the piano and played the magnificent, noble exposition of the Seventh Symphony and the variation theme depicting the Fascist invasion. We were both extremely agitated; it was a rare event for Shostakovich to play a new work with such manifest emotion. We sat on, plunged in silence, broken at last by Shostakovich with these words (I have them written down): ‘I don’t know what the fate of this piece will be.’ After a further pause, he added: ‘I suppose that critics with nothing better to do will damn me for copying Ravel’s Bolero. Well, let…   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. xxxiv. http://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1431381361618 accessed: 24 September, 2017

location of experience: Russia

Listeners

Isaak Glikman
Theatre historian and dramaturgue
1911-

Listening to

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Shostakovich's Seventh Symphony
written by Dmitri Shostakovich
performed by Dmitri Shostakovich

Experience Information

Date/Time August, 1941
Medium live
Listening Environment indoors, in private, in the company of others

Originally submitted by verafonte on Mon, 11 May 2015 22:56:02 +0100
Approved on Mon, 16 Nov 2015 15:58:10 +0000