Dmitri Shostakovich in Russia - 1 August, 1963

from Story of a Friendship. The letters of Dmitry Shostakovich to Isaak Glikman with a commentary by Isaak Glikman- 1941-1975, page 114:

I have been sent a recording of Benjamin Britten’s 'War Requiem'. I am playing it and am thrilled with the greatness of this work, which I place on a level with Mahler’s 'Das Lied von der Erde' and other great works of the human spirit. Hearing the War Requiem somehow cheers me up, makes me even more full of the joys of life.
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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. 114. http://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1431383158519 accessed: 25 November, 2017

location of experience: Russia

Listeners

Dmitri Shostakovich
Composer, Pianist
1906-1975

Listening to

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War Requiem
written by Benjamin Britten

Experience Information

Date/Time 1 August, 1963
Medium playback
Listening Environment indoors, in private

Notes

Letter from Dmitri Shostakovich to Isaac Glikman, 1 August, 1963, Davïdovich


Originally submitted by verafonte on Mon, 11 May 2015 23:25:58 +0100
Approved on Mon, 16 Nov 2015 16:03:48 +0000