Isaak Glikman et al. in Russia - 23 December, 1974
Soon after dinner, we made our way to the Small Hall of the Philharmonia, where Yevgeny Nesterenko sang the Michelangelo Sonnets, to my mind with great feeling. The whole audience rose to its feet and applauded the composer. Afterwards, before returning to Moscow, Shostakovich said: 'Nesterenko sang well, I might even say powerfully, but I think he has more work to do on this piece. It is far from simple.'
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. 201. http://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1432130069298 accessed: 24 September, 2017
location of experience: Russia
Originally submitted by verafonte on Wed, 20 May 2015 14:54:29 +0100
Approved on Mon, 16 Nov 2015 16:36:33 +0000