Dmitri Shostakovich - in the beginning of the 1900's

from Testimony- The memoirs of Shostakovich, as related to & edited by Solomon Volkov, page 25:

It’s quite strange, but my tastes keep changing, and rather radically. Things that I liked quite recently I now like less, considerably less, and some I don’t like at all. So how can I speak of music that I heard for the first time several decades ago? For instance, I remember Shcherbachev’s piano suite, Inventions, written long ago in the early twenties. At the time it seemed rather good to me. I recently heard it by accident on the radio. There’s no inventiveness there at all. / And it’s the same with Prokofiev. So many of his works that I liked once upon a …   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. 25. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1427834364268 accessed: 6 December, 2022

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Dmitri Shostakovich
Composer, Pianist
1906-1975

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Piano Suite / Inventions
written by Shcherbachev
Prokofiev works
written by Sergei Prokofiev

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Date/Time in the beginning of the 1900's
Medium broadcast

Originally submitted by verafonte on Tue, 31 Mar 2015 21:39:24 +0100
Approved on Wed, 18 Nov 2015 12:35:20 +0000