Dmitri Shostakovich - in the beginning of the 1900's

from Testimony- The memoirs of Shostakovich, as related to & edited by Solomon Volkov, page 27:

I’m rather indifferent to Prokofiev’s music now and listen to his compositions without any particular pleasure. I suppose The Gambler is the opera of his that I like the most, but even it has too many superficial random effects, Prokofiev sacrificed essential things too often for a flashy effect. You see it in The Flaming Angel and in War and Peace. I listen, and remain unmoved now. Once it was different; but that was a long time ago. And then my infatuation with Mahler pushed Stravinsky and certainly Prokofiev into the background. Ivan Ivanovich Sollertinsky insisted that …   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. 27. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1427834560729 accessed: 28 January, 2022

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Dmitri Shostakovich
Composer, Pianist
1906-1975

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Date/Time in the beginning of the 1900's

Originally submitted by verafonte on Tue, 31 Mar 2015 21:42:41 +0100
Approved on Wed, 18 Nov 2015 12:37:36 +0000