Dmitri Shostakovich - the 1900's

from Testimony- The memoirs of Shostakovich, as related to & edited by Solomon Volkov, page 75:

Voroshilov loved choral singing. He sang himself, he was a tenor, and that’s probably why he felt he was as much a specialist in music as Zhdanov. He longed to give valuable advice to composers and performers. His favourite works were Ukrainian folksongs. He used to sing them with his puny tenor voice. One of my actor friends told me how he sang with Stalin, Voroshilov, and Zhdanov after a reception. The soloists of the Bolshoi modestly sang along with the leaders. A horrible dissonance hung in the air. Stalin conducted – he wanted to command even here. Of course, they were all quite …   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. 75. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1427921858051 accessed: 7 December, 2022

Listeners

Dmitri Shostakovich
Composer, Pianist
1906-1975

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Ukrainian folksongs performed by Voroshilov

Experience Information

Date/Time the 1900's
Medium live

Originally submitted by verafonte on Wed, 01 Apr 2015 21:57:38 +0100
Approved on Wed, 18 Nov 2015 12:52:44 +0000