Dmitri Shostakovich in Russia - 1943

from Dmitry Shostakovich-About Himself and His Times, page 103:

The orchestral rehearsals of my version of Boris Godunov, in the capable hands of Samuil Samosud, afforded me much pleasure. I was also shown sketches for the stage sets of the opera by the artist Pavel Williams. They are very good. / The Bolshoi Theatre singers chosen for the opera are also excellent, and I have no doubt that this production will turn out to be an important landmark in the history of Soviet theatre.

cite as

Dmitri Shostakovich, and L. Grigoryev and Ya. Platek (ed.), Dmitry Shostakovich-About Himself and His Times (Moscow, 1981), p. 103. http://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1451756320574 accessed: 23 September, 2017

location of experience: Russia

Listeners

Dmitri Shostakovich
Composer, Pianist
1906-1975

Listening to

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Boris Godunov (Shostakovich's version)
written by Dmitri Shostakovich, Modest Petrovich Mussorgsky
performed by Samuil Samosud

Experience Information

Date/Time 1943
Medium live
Listening Environment indoors, in the company of others, in public

Notes

Excerpt from 'Vechernaya Moskva, 11 May, 1943.


Originally submitted by verafonte on Sat, 02 Jan 2016 17:38:40 +0000
Approved on Sat, 23 Apr 2016 21:50:07 +0100