Dmitri Shostakovich in Russia - 1934
from Dmitry Shostakovich-About Himself and His Times, page 66:
I often wonder which production of Katerina Izmailova – Nemirovich-Danchnko’s or Smolich’s- was closest to my own conceptions. It is extremely difficult to decide, because I really liked both of them, but in different ways. Nemirovich-Danchenko’s great talent, and his application of the whole dramatic tradition of the Moscow Art Theatre system to this operatic production, occasionally brought truly staggering results, but at the same time I felt that in places he relied… more >>
Dmitri Shostakovich, and L. Grigoryev and Ya. Platek (ed.), Dmitry Shostakovich-About Himself and His Times (Moscow, 1981), p. 66. http://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1451587213355 accessed: 25 November, 2017
Listening tohide composers
written by Dmitri Shostakovich
|Listening Environment||indoors, in the company of others, in public|
Excerpt from 'Sovetskoye Iskusstvo', 5 Dec., 1935.