the 1900's

from Testimony- The memoirs of Shostakovich, as related to & edited by Solomon Volkov, page 185:

As a pianist, Mussorgsky was compared with Rubinstein. His piano ‘bells’ are often recalled, and even his enemies admitted that he excelled as an accompanist. He wasn’t a purist about it either, he banged away as a young man, not because he needed the money as I did, but just ‘for company’. When he was older, he did marvellous improvisations of humorous scenes, for instance, a young nun playing 'A Maiden’s Prayer' with great feeling on an untuned piano.

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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. 185. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1431348936588 accessed: 7 December, 2022

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A Maiden's Prayer

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Date/Time the 1900's

Originally submitted by verafonte on Mon, 11 May 2015 13:55:36 +0100
Approved on Wed, 18 Nov 2015 13:24:46 +0000