Dmitri Shostakovich in England - the 1900's

from Testimony- The memoirs of Shostakovich, as related to & edited by Solomon Volkov, page 56:

I always told my students this story. Once Glazunov was in England, conducting his own works there. The British orchestra members were laughing at him. They thought he was a barbarian, and probably an ignoramus, and so on. And they began sabotaging him. I can think of nothing more horrible than an orchestra that has gone out of control at rehearsal. I wouldn’t wish it on an enemy. The French horn player stood up and said that he couldn’t play a certain note because it was impossible. The other orchestra players heartily supported him. What would I have done in Glazunov’s place? I don’t…   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. 56. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1427921621409 accessed: 2 April, 2020

location of experience: England

Listeners

Dmitri Shostakovich
Composer, Pianist
1906-1975

Experience Information

Date/Time the 1900's
Medium live
Listening Environment indoors

Originally submitted by verafonte on Wed, 01 Apr 2015 21:53:41 +0100
Approved on Wed, 18 Nov 2015 12:50:18 +0000