Dmitri Shostakovich - in the middle of 1915

from Testimony- The memoirs of Shostakovich, as related to & edited by Solomon Volkov, page 2:

My mother, Sofiya Vasilyevna, saw this and insisted that I begin learning the piano, but I hedged. In the Spring of 1915 I attended the theatre for the first time and saw The Legend of Tsar Saltan. I liked the opera, but it still wasn’t enough to overcome my unwillingness to study music.
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Dmitri Shostakovich, and Soloman Volkov (ed.), Testimony- The memoirs of Shostakovich, as related to & edited by Solomon Volkov (London, 1979), p. 2. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1427827695214 accessed: 4 July, 2022

Listeners

Dmitri Shostakovich
Composer, Pianist
1906-1975

Listening to

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The Tale of Tsar Saltan
written by Nikolai Andrejewitsch Rimski-Korsakow

Experience Information

Date/Time in the middle of 1915
Medium live
Listening Environment indoors, in public

Originally submitted by verafonte on Tue, 31 Mar 2015 19:48:15 +0100
Approved on Wed, 18 Nov 2015 12:20:40 +0000