Dmitri Shostakovich

Dmitriĭ Dmitrievich Shostakovich (Person)

Listening experiences:

1427752131988: I had not expressed a desire to study music before...

1427827695214: My mother, Sofiya Vasilyevna, saw this and insiste...

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1427828130286: Mother studied at the Petersburg Conservatoire wit...

1427830167455: As a youth I was very harsh and intolerant. The sl...

1427830265752: I hear many mediocre musicians. A great many. But ...

1427830544099: I hate Toscanini. I’ve never heard him in a concer...

1427830776406: Stravinsky is one of the greatest composers of our...

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1427835639499: The première of Wozzeck went brilliantly. The comp...

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1427877541678: Yudina saw Mussorgsky as a purely religious compos...

1427917753861: Whatever Yudina played, she played ‘not like every...

1427917890676: Sofronitsky was like Yudina in that you never knew...

1427918497151: Sofronitsky and I played together several times, p...

1427919292295: The celebrities were amazed by Glazunov, and he by...

1427921260889: When Glazunov sat down to demonstrate something on...

1427921502661: Glazunov himself loved to sit down at the piano, a...

1427921621409: I always told my students this story. Once Glazuno...

1427921696869: I spoke of these people, my acquaintances, in vari...

1427921745098: When I speak to small children I often don’t delve...

1427921858051: Voroshilov loved choral singing. He sang himself, ...

1427921933422: I wonder who plays the violins that Tuckhachevsky ...

1427922132834: Lady Macbeth touches on many themes. I wouldn’t wa...

1427922674889: They really loved Pechkovsky in Leningrad. He was ...

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1431345078511: And Glazunov played the piano rather well, I must ...

1431346802141: This quality of Jewish folk music is close to my i...

1431346935089: When they just send you music, it’s not so bad, I ...

1431347053025: Another form of musical torture which Glazunov suf...

1431347182660: After all, I like listening to music. That’s not t...

1431347357691: But the false culture isn’t giving up. I’m often i...

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1431348004181: And here’s an opposite example, Hindemith’s music....

1431348289890: I suppose I can spend some time talking about the ...

1431348483873: In Rimsky-Korsakov’s version, the orchestra often ...

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1431349701852: Another time Zoshchenko both touched me and distra...

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1431352413197: Shostakovich was passionately interested in his st...

1431382209919: On several occasions during my stay in Kubïshev, S...

1431382403946: The saga continues. The Bolshoy Theatre Orchestra ...

1431382707783: I recently received an invitation from the New Yor...

1431383158519: I have been sent a recording of Benjamin Britten’s...

1431383385274: All the cottages here have a tape-recorder, and ev...

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1431428526820: A singer of intellectual pretensions once decided ...

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1431429091607: Two days ago, Galina Vishnevskaya, David Oistrakh,...

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1431429729220: I have heard Yureneva sing on the radio several ti...

1431429878447: I have the impression that you are a trifle scepti...

1431430061187: There is [at the hospital] a television, a Spidola...

1431430344593: True, I did go to the Bolshoy Theatre not long ago...

1431430549501: I get some pleasure from listening to shortwave ra...

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1431431475369: I have got to know Basner’s violin concerto. I fin...

1431431667528: I watched a film on television called You Cannot P...

1431431862578: Day after day I have been sitting at the composer’...

1431432143835: Oistrakh is already getting to grips with the sona...

1431432361040: The day before I went into hospital I was listenin...

1431432731164: Of course I am very sorry that you are not coming....

1431433006575: Maksim gave me great joy not long ago: he gave a v...

1431433157756: I have found a bass soloist for the Fourteenth Sym...

1431433419847: David Oistrakh and Sviastoslav Richter will play m...

1431456017282: Barshai has begun rehearsals of my Fourteenth Symp...

1431456262838: On the 21st there was what amounted to a play-thro...

1431456867800: While we were in Dilizhan the composer Avset Terte...

1431457604368: Yesterday I went to the opening of the concert sea...

1431515919241: From the outside, it seemed as though the Moscow p...

1431516108741: I listened to Venyamin Basner’s quartet on a recor...

1431516265901: Yesterday I heard Sergey Solominsky’s opera, Virin...

1431516577066: I am not at all steady when I stand up. My hands a...

1431532765369: After the month I spent in hospital, I am now ensc...

1431533003452: You ask me how the revival of Katerina Izmailova w...

1431533286961: I should like you, please, tactfully to find out i...

1431533424293: Yesterday Maksim conducted the Fifteenth Symphony ...

1431533741773: It is a problem that Bogachova comes from Leningra...

1431534566542: From speaking about Meyerhold, Shostakovich turned...

1431534800137: I [Isaak Glikman] accompanied Shostakovich and Iri...

1431534963362: Shostakovich, his wife and I went to the Maly Oper...

1431709771876: Some hours before the performance Shostakovich and...

1432129756225: The atmosphere in the theatre [Musical Chamber The...

1432130069298: Soon after dinner, we made our way to the Small Ha...

1432130395657: I [Isaak Glikman] visited Shostakovich in Repino, ...

1432130852814: Before my arrival, Shostakovich had been listening...

1432131205341: I [Isaak Glikman] dined today with Shostakovich in...

1432131948793: Shostakovich said: 'A few days ago, on 10 May, we ...

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gender

male

birthplace

Saint Petersburg

born

25 September, 1906

death place

Moscow

died

9 August, 1975

occupation

Composer

Pianist

social status

Professionals

'From Jewish Folk Poetry'

'Katerina Izmailova' (film version)

'Krokodil' songs

'Springtime' Quartet

'Volochayevka Days' soundtrack

Anthems

Blok settings

Boris Godunov (Shostakovich's version)

Fifth Symphony

First Symphony

Four Verses of Captain Lebyadkin

Katerina Izmailova

Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk

Lady Macbeth

Moscow, Cheryomushki

Octet

October Symphony

Organ Passacaglia from 'Lady Macneth of Mtsensk'

Piano quintet in G minor op.57

Piano trio

Quintet for two violins, viola, cello and piano

Shostakovich's Fifteenth Quartet

Shostakovich's Fifteenth Symphony

Shostakovich's Fourteenth Symphony

Shostakovich's Fourth Symphony

Shostakovich's Piano Concerto No. 1

Shostakovich's Piano Quintet

Shostakovich's Seventh Symphony

Shostakovich's Sixth Symphony

Shostakovich's Symphonies

Shostakovich's Symphony No. 1

Shostakovich's Symphony

Shostakovich's Thirteenth Symphony

Shostakovich's Twelfth Quartet

Shostakovich's Violin Concerto

Shostakovich's Violin Sonata

Shostakovich's second cello concerto

Shostakovich's symphonic works

Shostakovich's symphonies and chamber works

Shostakovich's works

Shostakovich's works

Shostakovich's works

Suite from 'The Nose'

Symphonic Dedication to October

Symphony No. 5

Symphony no. 8

Tchaikovsky's 'Romeo and Juliet' / Shostakovich's Fifth Symphonie

Ten Choral Poems

The Nose

Two ballet suites 'The Golden Age' and 'Bolt'

Violin Sonata

Work by Shostakovich

unspecified string quartet

music by Shostakovich

writer

'From Jewish Folk Poetry'

'Katerina Izmailova' (film version)

'Krokodil' songs

'Springtime' Quartet

'Volochayevka Days' soundtrack

Anthems

Blok settings

Boris Godunov (Shostakovich's version)

Fifth Symphony

First Symphony

Four Verses of Captain Lebyadkin

Katerina Izmailova

Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk

Lady Macbeth

Moscow, Cheryomushki

Octet

October Symphony

Organ Passacaglia from 'Lady Macneth of Mtsensk'

Quintet for two violins, viola, cello and piano

Shostakovich's Fifteenth Quartet

Shostakovich's Fifteenth Symphony

Shostakovich's Fourteenth Symphony

Shostakovich's Fourth Symphony

Shostakovich's Piano Concerto No. 1

Shostakovich's Piano Quintet

Shostakovich's Seventh Symphony

Shostakovich's Sixth Symphony

Shostakovich's Symphonies

Shostakovich's Symphony No. 1

Shostakovich's Symphony

Shostakovich's Thirteenth Symphony

Shostakovich's Twelfth Quartet

Shostakovich's Violin Concerto

Shostakovich's Violin Sonata

Shostakovich's second cello concerto

Shostakovich's symphonic works

Shostakovich's symphonies and chamber works

Shostakovich's works

Shostakovich's works

Shostakovich's works

Suite from 'The Nose'

Symphonic Dedication to October

Symphony no. 8

Tchaikovsky's 'Romeo and Juliet' / Shostakovich's Fifth Symphonie

Ten Choral Poems

The Nose

Two ballet suites 'The Golden Age' and 'Bolt'

Violin Sonata

Work by Shostakovich

music by Shostakovich

composer

'Volochayevka Days' soundtrack

'Aïda'

American folk music

Bach's works

Beethoven's quartets, piano, violin and cello sonatas and other chamber works

Beethoven's works

Britten's works

Chinese music

Classical and contemporary composers

Glazunov's Fifth Quartet

Glazunov's Fourth Quartet

Glazunov's Symphonies

Haydn's trios and quartets

Le sacre du printemps (1911-13)

Modern Czech music

Mozart's works

Mussorgsky's works

Piano Suite / Inventions

Prokofiev's Seventh Symphony

Prokofiev works

Raymonda

Schubert's works

Shostakovich's symphonies and chamber works

Shostakovich's works

Shostakovich's works

Soviet music

Suite from the Middle Ages

Tchaikovsky's works

The Firebird

The Masked Ball (Lermontov's play with music by Glazunov

Works by Krennikov, Mirzoyan, Taktakishvili, Babadjanian, Nikolayev

Work by Shostakovich

Works by Georgian composers

Works by Novosibirsk's composers

amateur performances

chamber, vocal and instrumental works

music-making at home

unspecified quartet

performance of ''Not Only Love''

performance of 'Boris Chaikovsky's symphony and instrumental concertos'

performance of 'Katerina Izmailova'

performance of ''Katherina Izmailova''

performance of 'Shostakovich's First Symphony'

performance of 'The Snow Maiden'

performance of 'Bach's B-minor Mass'

performance of 'Shostakovich's Seventh Symphony'

performance of 'Shostakovich's Seventh Symphony'

performance of 'Duenia'

performance of 'Mozart's trios and quartets'

performance of 'Shostakovich's Piano Concerto No. 1'

performance of 'Works by Weber, Brahms, Stravinsky and Ives'

performance of 'Sviridov's Kursk Songs'

performance of ''Yaroslavna''

performance of 'Shostakovich's Fifteenth Quartet'

performance of 'Pavel Bořkovec's unspecified nonet'

performance of ''Sayat-Nova''

performance of ''The Passenger''

performance of 'Shostakovich's Piano Quintet'

performance of ''Poetoria''

performance of ''Troika Ride''

performance of 'Shostakovich's Seventh Symphony'

performance of 'Katya Kabanova'

performance of 'Shostakovich's Symphony'

performance of ''Khovanshchina''

performance of 'Shostakovich's Violin Concerto'

performance of 'Shostakovich's Violin Concerto'

performance of 'Beethoven's trios and quartets'

performance of 'Arthur Honegger's symphon'

performance of 'The Nose'

performance of 'The Nose'

performance of 'The Nose'

performance of 'My Fatherland'

performance of 'Sadko'

performance of 'Shostakovich's Symphony No. 1'

performance of 'Levitin's Quartet No. 2'

performance of 'Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto'

performance of ''Carmen suite' (Shchedrin's transcription)'

performance of 'folk melodies'

performance of ''The Gambler''

performance of 'Beethoven's symphonies'

performance of 'The Queen of Spades'

performance of 'To the Twentieth Anniversary of the October Revolution'

performance of 'Kashchei the Immortal'

performance of 'Symphonic Dedication to October'

performance of ''Katerina Izmailova''

performance of ''The Turn of the Screw''

performance of 'Kabalevsky's Requiem'

performance of 'Stravinsky's Third Symphony'

performance of 'The Golden Cockerel'

performance of ''Katerina Izmailova''

performance of ''Katerina Izmailova''

performance of ''Katerina Izmailova''

performance of ''Katerina Izmailova''

performance of 'The Tale of the Tsar Soltan'

performance of 'Karol Szymanowski's music'

performance of 'Shostakovich's Seventh symphony'

performance of ''From Jewish Folk Poetry''

performance of 'Sheherazade'

performance of ''The Monastery Betrothal' (The Duenna)'

performance of 'October Symphony'

performance of ''Katerina Izmailova' (film version)'

performance of 'Fidelio'

performance of ''Katerina Izmailova''

performance of 'Santuzzas's aria from Mascagni's 'Cavalleria Rusticana''

performance of 'Shostakovich's works'

performance of ''Springtime' Quartet'

performance of 'Shostakovich's symphonic works'

performance of 'Wozzeck'

performance of 'Shostakovich's Fifth Symphony'

performance of 'Eugene Onegin'

performance of 'Polish Dance'

performance of ''A Story of a Real Man''

performance of 'Prokofiev’s Seventh Symphony'

performance of 'Tadeusz Kassern's Concerto'

performance of 'Borodin's trios and quartets'

performance of 'Tchaikovsky's trios and quartets'

performance of 'Weinberg's symphonies'

performance of 'Moscow, Cheryomushki'

performance of 'Moscow, Cheryomushki'

performance of ''Oedipus Rex''

performance of 'Boris Godunov (Shostakovich's version)'

performance of 'The Sacred War'

performance of 'Ten Choral Poems'

performance of 'Ivan the Terrible'

'The Flea'

performance of 'Johann Sebastian Bach's works'

performance of 'The Stone Flower'

performance of 'Grigory Yegiazarian's symphony'

performance of 'The Stone Flower'

performance of ''Katerina Izmailova''

performance of 'Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk'

performance of 'Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk'

performance of 'Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk'

performance of 'Kitezh'

performance of ''Katerina Izmailova''

performance of ''Katerina Izmailova''

performance of ''Krokodil' songs'

performance of ''Les Noces''

performance of 'Anthems'

performance of 'B minor Sonata'

performance of 'B minor Sonata'

performance of 'Beethoven's Ninth Symphony'

performance of 'Blok settings'

performance of 'Coppélia'

performance of 'Dante Sonata'

performance of 'Don Juan'

performance of 'Eugene Onegin'

performance of 'Four Verses of Captain Lebyadkin'

performance of 'Gypsy songs'

performance of 'Gypsy songs'

performance of 'Haydn’s 46th symphony'

performance of 'Hymn to a Great City'

performance of 'Into the Storm'

performance of 'Křenek's Piano Concerto in F minor'

performance of 'Lady Macbeth'

performance of 'Lady Macbeth'

performance of 'Mahler's Symphony nº 2'

performance of 'Michelangelo Sonnets'

performance of 'Michelangelo Sonnets'

performance of 'Mussorgsky's works'

performance of 'Otello: lago's 'Credo', the Willow Song, Desdemona's Prayer / Otello's final scene'

performance of 'Petrouchka'

performance of 'Piano music of Křenek, Hindemith, and Bartok'

performance of 'Prokofiev’s Zdravitsa'

performance of 'Prokofiev's Classical Symphony'

performance of 'Queen of Spades'

performance of 'Schumann's Dichterlieb'

performance of 'Shostakovich's Fifteenth Symphony'

performance of 'Shostakovich's Fifteenth Symphony'

performance of 'Shostakovich's Fourteenth Symphony'

performance of 'Shostakovich's Fourteenth Symphony'

performance of 'Shostakovich's Fourteenth Symphony'

performance of 'Shostakovich's Fourteenth Symphony'

performance of 'Shostakovich's Fourth Symphony'

performance of 'Shostakovich's Symphonies'

performance of 'Shostakovich's Thirteenth Symphony'

performance of 'Shostakovich's Thirteenth Symphony'

performance of 'Shostakovich's Twelfth Quartet'

performance of 'Shostakovich's Violin Sonata'

performance of 'Shostakovich's Violin Sonata'

performance of 'Shostakovich's second cello concerto'

performance of 'Shostakovich's works'

performance of 'Tchaikovsky's 'Romeo and Juliet' / Shostakovich's Fifth Symphonie'

performance of 'The Legend of Tsar Saltan'

performance of 'The Nose'

performance of 'Ukrainian folksongs'

performance of 'Variations for Two Pianos'

performance of 'Violin Sonata'

performance of 'Yaroslavna'

performance of 'Yevgeny Onegin'

performance of 'songs by Yury Sviridov'

listeners

performance of 'Shostakovich's Piano Quintet'

performance of ''Les Noces''

performance of 'Quintet for two violins, viola, cello and piano'

performance of 'Shostakovich's Seventh Symphonie'

performance of 'Shostakovich's Sixth Symphony'

performance of 'Variations for Two Pianos'

performance of 'Violin Sonata'

performance of 'songs by Yury Sviridov'

performers

Dmitry Shostakovich-About Himself and His Times

Testimony- The memoirs of Shostakovich, as related to & edited by Solomon Volkov

author
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