Dmitri Shostakovich - the 1900's

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

I like his [Igor Stravinsky's] Violin Concerto, and I love his Mass – marvellous music. Fools think that Stravinsky’s composing deteriorated towards the end. That’s calumny and envy speaking. To my taste, it’s just the reverse. It’s the early works that I like less – for instance, The Rite of Spring, which is rather crude, so much of it calculated for external effect and lacking substance. I can say the same for Firebird, I really don’t like it very much.

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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. 24. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1427834082753 accessed: 4 December, 2021

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Dmitri Shostakovich
Composer, Pianist
1906-1975

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Le Sacre du printemps
written by Igor Stravinksy
The Firebird
written by Igor Stravinksy

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Date/Time the 1900's

Originally submitted by verafonte on Tue, 31 Mar 2015 21:34:43 +0100
Approved on Wed, 18 Nov 2015 12:34:07 +0000