Dmitri Shostakovich in Russia - 1919

from Dmitry Shostakovich-About Himself and His Times, page 297:

I cannot forget hearing Beethoven's music in the hungry, cold Petrograd of 1919 – the audience in fur coats and felt boots, the musicians playing in the unheated hall of the Academy Choir. Beethoven's quartets, piano, violin and cello sonatas, and other chamber works were performed with incredible enthusiasm and inspiration. This series of concerts lasted half a year, and I think I would be right in saying that I never once saw a single empty seat in the hall. 

cite as

Dmitri Shostakovich, and L. Grigoryev and Ya. Platek (ed.), Dmitry Shostakovich-About Himself and His Times (Moscow, 1981), p. 297. http://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1458565412910 accessed: 24 September, 2017

location of experience: Russia

Listeners

Dmitri Shostakovich
Composer, Pianist
1906-1975

Listening to

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Beethoven's quartets, piano, violin and cello sonatas and other chamber works
written by Ludwig van Beethoven

Experience Information

Date/Time 1919
Medium live
Listening Environment indoors, in the company of others, in public

Notes

Excerpt from 'Izvestia', 15 Dec., 1970.


Originally submitted by verafonte on Mon, 21 Mar 2016 13:03:33 +0000
Approved on Sat, 23 Apr 2016 22:50:11 +0100