Dmitri Shostakovich - the 1900's

from Testimony- The memoirs of Shostakovich, as related to & edited by Solomon Volkov, page 64:

When I speak to small children I often don’t delve into the meaning of their babble, I just listen to timbres. It’s the same with Shakespeare. When I read Shakespeare, I give myself up to the flow. It doesn’t happen often. But those are the best moments. I read – and listen to his music. Shakespeare’s tragedies are filled with music. It was Shakespeare who said that the man who doesn’t like music isn’t trustworthy. Such a man is capable of a base act or murder. Apparently Shakespeare himself loved music. I’m always taken with one scene in Lear, in which the sick Lear awakens to…   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. 64. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1427921745098 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 21:55:45 +0100
Approved on Wed, 18 Nov 2015 12:52:17 +0000