Dmitri Shostakovich - the 1900's

from Testimony- The memoirs of Shostakovich, as related to & edited by Solomon Volkov, page 57:

I spoke of these people, my acquaintances, in various ways throughout my life. Occasionally I contradicted myself – and I’m not ashamed of that. I changed my mind about these people and there’s nothing shameful in that. There would have been, had I done so because of external pressures or to improve my life. But that was not the case. These people simply changed and so did I. I listened to new music and grew to know the old better. I read, I was told many things; I suffered from insomnia and I spent my nights ruminating. All this affected me.
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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. 57. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1427921696869 accessed: 7 December, 2022

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Dmitri Shostakovich
Composer, Pianist
1906-1975

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Date/Time the 1900's

Originally submitted by verafonte on Wed, 01 Apr 2015 21:54:56 +0100
Approved on Wed, 18 Nov 2015 12:51:45 +0000