Isaak Glikman et al. in Moscow - 30 December, 1961

from Story of a Friendship. The letters of Dmitry Shostakovich to Isaak Glikman with a commentary by Isaak Glikman, pages xxiii,xxiv:

Yet five years after writing that, on 30 December 1961, in the Great Hall of the Moscow Conservatoire, the Fourth Symphony finally received its first performance under the baton of Kirill Kondrashin, and I sat next to Shostakovich. As the music launched into the earth-shattering introduction, I was sure I could hear his heart beating faster. His agitation lasted right up to the magnificent coda. / Back at home, after the tremendous success of the concert, and still under the spell of what he had been listening to, Shostakovich said: ‘I think that in many respects the Fourth is …   more >>

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Dmitri Shostakovich / Isaac Glikman, Story of a Friendship. The letters of Dmitry Shostakovich to Isaak Glikman with a commentary by Isaak Glikman (Queen Square, London, 2001), p. xxiii,xxiv. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1431352083017 accessed: 9 May, 2021

location of experience: Moscow

Listeners

Isaak Glikman
Theatre historian and dramaturgue
1911-
Dmitri Shostakovich
Composer, Pianist
1906-1975

Listening to

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Shostakovich's Fourth Symphony
written by Dmitri Shostakovich
performed by Kirill Kondrashin

Experience Information

Date/Time 30 December, 1961
Medium live
Listening Environment indoors, in public

Originally submitted by verafonte on Mon, 11 May 2015 14:48:03 +0100
Approved on Mon, 16 Nov 2015 15:55:36 +0000