Dmitri Shostakovich - the 1900's

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

Stravinsky gave me a lot. It was interesting to listen to him and it was interesting to look at the scores. I liked Mavra, I remember, and L’Histoire du Soldat, particularly the first part; it’s too boring to listen to the work in its entirety. It’s fashionable now to speak disparagingly of Stravinsky’s opera, The Rake’s Progress, and that’s a shame. The work is deeper than a first glance would lead you to believe. But we’ve become lazy and lack curiosity.

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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/1427833618294 accessed: 7 December, 2022

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Dmitri Shostakovich
Composer, Pianist
1906-1975

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'Mavra'
written by Igor Stravinksy

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Date/Time the 1900's

Originally submitted by verafonte on Tue, 31 Mar 2015 21:26:58 +0100
Approved on Wed, 18 Nov 2015 12:31:05 +0000