Dmitri Shostakovich in Russia - 1927
from Dmitry Shostakovich-About Himself and His Times, pages 13-14:
I have just got back from a rehearsal, where the Philharmonic Orchestra under Malko was playing my October Symphony for the first time. It sounded great, and there were no misprints in the score. Today they rehearsed it without the choir; the choir practice will be on Friday or Saturday. I have spoken to some of the singers and they said that the parts are easy and well-suited to their voices.
Dmitri Shostakovich, and L. Grigoryev and Ya. Platek (ed.), Dmitry Shostakovich-About Himself and His Times (Moscow, 1981), p. 13-14. http://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1451585268798 accessed: 21 November, 2017
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written by Dmitri Shostakovich
|performed by Nikolai Malko, Philharmonic Orchestra|
|Listening Environment||indoors, in the company of others, in public|
From a letter to L.V. Shulgin, cited in L. Shulgin, Stayi, vospominaniya (Articles and Reminiscences), Moscow, 1977, pp. 59-60.