Dmitri Shostakovich in Kiev - in the middle of the 1900's

from Testimony- The memoirs of Shostakovich, as related to & edited by Solomon Volkov, page 81:

Lady Macbeth touches on many themes. I wouldn’t want to spend too much time on all the possible interpretations; after all, I’m not talking about myself in these pages and certainly not about my music. In the long run, you can just go to see the opera. In the last few years it’s been produced frequently, even abroad. Of course, all the productions are bad, very bad. In the last few years I can point out only one good production – in Kiev under the direction of Konstantin Simeonov, a conductor who has a wonderful feel for music. And he starts from the music, not the plot. When his …   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. 81. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1427922132834 accessed: 19 January, 2022

location of experience: Kiev

Listeners

Dmitri Shostakovich
Composer, Pianist
1906-1975

Listening to

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Lady Macbeth
written by Dmitri Shostakovich
performed by Konstantin Simeonov

Experience Information

Date/Time in the middle of the 1900's
Medium live
Listening Environment indoors, in public

Originally submitted by verafonte on Wed, 01 Apr 2015 22:02:13 +0100
Approved on Wed, 18 Nov 2015 12:53:52 +0000