Isaak Glikman in Russia - the 1940's

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

After I had been in Kuybïshev a few days, Shostakovich acceded to my request that he play through the whole of the Seventh Symphony on the piano. He played wonderfully, bringing out many of the subtlest nuances in the second and third movements. At the end of the Finale, he heaved a little sigh, got up from the piano stool and said: ‘On the whole, I thin I’m happy with the symphony. But you know, when I was writing the Finale, the place was full of rumours and I got a great deal of advice from people here, some of which I had asked for and some I hadn’t.’ And he…   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. xli. http://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1431381771175 accessed: 23 November, 2017

location of experience: Russia

Listeners

Isaak Glikman
Theatre historian and dramaturgue
1911-

Listening to

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Symphony No. 7
written by Ludwig van Beethoven

Experience Information

Date/Time the 1940's
Medium live
Listening Environment indoors, in private

Originally submitted by verafonte on Mon, 11 May 2015 23:02:51 +0100
Approved on Mon, 16 Nov 2015 16:01:44 +0000