Dmitri Shostakovich - the 1900's

from Testimony- The memoirs of Shostakovich, as related to & edited by Solomon Volkov, pages 23,24:

I have special memories of the Symphony of Psalms. I transcribed it for four-hand piano as soon as I obtained the score and showed it to my students. I must note that it has its problems in terms of construction. It’s crudely worked out, crudely. The seams show. In that sense the Symphony in Three Movements is stronger. In general, Stravinsky often has this problem: his construction sticks out like scaffolding. There’s no flow, no natural bridges. I find it irritating, but on the other hand, this clarity makes it easier for the listener. That must be one of the secrets of Stravinsky’s …   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. 23,24. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1427833724835 accessed: 7 December, 2022

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Dmitri Shostakovich
Composer, Pianist
1906-1975

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Symphony of Psalms
written by Igor Stravinksy

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Date/Time the 1900's

Originally submitted by verafonte on Tue, 31 Mar 2015 21:28:44 +0100
Approved on Wed, 18 Nov 2015 12:31:35 +0000