Dmitri Shostakovich - the 1900's

from Testimony- The memoirs of Shostakovich, as related to & edited by Solomon Volkov, page 23:

Stravinsky is one of the greatest composers of our time and I truly love many of his works. My earliest and most vivid impression of Stravinsky’s music is related to the ballet Petrouchka. I saw the Kirov Theatre of Leningrad production many times, and I tried never to miss a performance. (Unfortunately, I haven’t heard the new edition of Petrouchka for a smaller orchestra; I’m not sure that it is better than the earlier one.) Since then this marvellous composer has invariably been at the centre of my attention, and I not only studied and listened to his music, but I played it and made …   more >>
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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. 23. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1427830776406 accessed: 7 December, 2022

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Dmitri Shostakovich
Composer, Pianist
1906-1975

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Petrushka
written by Igor Stravinksy

Experience Information

Date/Time the 1900's
Medium live
Listening Environment indoors, in public

Originally submitted by verafonte on Tue, 31 Mar 2015 20:39:36 +0100
Approved on Wed, 18 Nov 2015 12:26:43 +0000