Dmitri Shostakovich in Russia - the 1900's
from Dmitry Shostakovich-About Himself and His Times, page 193:
I have known David Oistrakh for almost a quarter of a century - since the day of his brilliant performance at the All-Union Performers Competition. The young violinist literally stunned the judges and the audience- including me- by his mastery. He played the most difficult works with the ease of a virtuoso, and everyone in the hall realised that he was witnessing the birth of a great master. Oistrakh received a tumultuous ovation.
Dmitri Shostakovich, and L. Grigoryev and Ya. Platek (ed.), Dmitry Shostakovich-About Himself and His Times (Moscow, 1981), p. 193. http://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1451839143711 accessed: 23 September, 2017
|Listening Environment||indoors, in the company of others, in public|
Excerpt from 'Literaturnaya Gazeta', 8 June, 1957.