Dmitri Shostakovich in Russia - 1953
from Dmitry Shostakovich-About Himself and His Times, page 149:
On Sunday I turned on the radio and heard one of my favourite pieces of music. It was part of the regular puzzle concert, in which the titles of the pieces are announced only once the work has been performed. Music-lovers (and there are many millions of them in our country) are invited to guess which works they are listening to and so test their knowledge of music. Quite often, these ‘puzzle concerts’ are compiled by the listeners themselves. From year to year the programmes are growing more and more complex and diverse, … more >>
Dmitri Shostakovich, and L. Grigoryev and Ya. Platek (ed.), Dmitry Shostakovich-About Himself and His Times (Moscow, 1981), p. 149. http://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1451772586938 accessed: 24 September, 2017
|Listening Environment||indoors, in private, solitary|
Excerpt from a radio broadcast.