Aleksandr Glazunov - the 1900's

from Testimony- The memoirs of Shostakovich, as related to & edited by Solomon Volkov, page 47:

Glazunov liked to recount how he ‘penetrated’ Wagner. ‘I listened to The 'Valkyrie' the first time, understood absolutely nothing, and didn’t like it at all. I went a second time. Nothing again. And a third- the same. How many times do you think I went to hear that opera before I understood it? Nine times. On the tenth, finally, I understood it all. And I liked 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. 47. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1427919059909 accessed: 24 November, 2020

Listeners

Aleksandr Glazunov
Music Teacher, Composer, Conducting
1865-1936

Listening to

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Die Walküre
written by Richard Wagner, Richard Wagner

Experience Information

Date/Time the 1900's
Medium live
Listening Environment in public

Originally submitted by verafonte on Wed, 01 Apr 2015 21:11:00 +0100
Approved on Wed, 18 Nov 2015 12:48:10 +0000