Dmitri Shostakovich in Russia - 1946
from Dmitry Shostakovich-About Himself and His Times, page 121:
The Young Conductors Competition, which has just ended in Leningrad, has roused a good deal of public interest. / Most of the participants showed a fairly high level of understanding and decent technique, but not all of them properly understood the style and character of the works they performed, and not all, of course, displayed a real ability to work with an orchestra. / The competition highlighted several gifted conductors, and it is now up to the Arts Committee to take proper care of their futures.
Dmitri Shostakovich, and L. Grigoryev and Ya. Platek (ed.), Dmitry Shostakovich-About Himself and His Times (Moscow, 1981), p. 121. http://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1451768897370 accessed: 23 September, 2017
|Listening Environment||indoors, in the company of others, in public|
Excerpt from 'Pravda', 26 July, 1946.