Isaak Glikman et al. in Russia - at the end of the 1930's

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

On several occasions during my stay in Kubïshev, Shostakovich played me excerpts from Verdi’s Otello: lago’s ‘Credo’, the Willow Song, Desdemona’s Prayer, Otello’s final scene and much else besides. Before the war in Leningrad, at the end of the 1930s, I remember Shostakovich telling me of his lasting and unshakeable love for 'Otello'; it was one of the operas he loved best in the world. Around that time, the Kirov Theatre was mounting a new production of Otello and Shostakovich invited me to accompany him to one of the performances. The production had been directed by Nikolai …   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. Xlii. http://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1431382209919 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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Otello: lago's 'Credo', the Willow Song, Desdemona's Prayer / Otello's final scene
written by Giuseppe Verdi
performed by Nikolai Pechkovsky

Experience Information

Date/Time at the end of the 1930's
Medium live
Listening Environment indoors, in public

Originally submitted by verafonte on Mon, 11 May 2015 23:10:10 +0100
Approved on Mon, 16 Nov 2015 16:02:34 +0000