Dmitri Shostakovich - the 1900's

from Testimony- The memoirs of Shostakovich, as related to & edited by Solomon Volkov, page 124:

I recently listened – for the umpteenth time – to 'Suite from the Middle Ages'. It has nothing to do with the Middle Ages; they would have scorned it. I think the masters were stronger then, even though I like the Suite more than many of Glazunov’s other works. And I suppose I value his Eighth Symphony more than the others, particularly the slow movement. The others contain rather flabby music. Boring, actually. When I listen to his symphonies, I become bored; I keep thinking, let’s have the recapitulation – oh no, it’s still the development. / Glazunov …   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. 124. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1427923514041 accessed: 8 December, 2022

Listeners

Dmitri Shostakovich
Composer, Pianist
1906-1975

Listening to

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Glazunov's Fifth Quartet
written by Aleksandr Glazunov
Glazunov's Fourth Quartet
written by Aleksandr Glazunov
Glazunov's Symphonies
written by Aleksandr Glazunov
Raymonda
written by Aleksandr Glazunov
Suite from the Middle Ages
written by Aleksandr Glazunov

Experience Information

Date/Time the 1900's
Listening Environment indoors

Originally submitted by verafonte on Wed, 01 Apr 2015 22:25:14 +0100
Approved on Wed, 18 Nov 2015 13:04:18 +0000