Dmitri Shostakovich in Russia - 1934
from Dmitry Shostakovich-About Himself and His Times, page 49:
Looking back at what my fellow composers and I have achieved this past year, and summing up my impressions of all I have heard in the concert halls and opera houses, I feel like shouting aloud: what a busy, productive and plentiful year this has turned out to be!/ New symphonies, new operas, new names...1934 has been a year of 'big' works. Large-scale forms have blossomed as never before.
Dmitri Shostakovich, and L. Grigoryev and Ya. Platek (ed.), Dmitry Shostakovich-About Himself and His Times (Moscow, 1981), p. 49. http://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1451586578374 accessed: 25 November, 2017
|Listening Environment||indoors, in the company of others, in public|
Excerpt from 'Leningradskaya Pravda', 28. Dec., 1934.