Isaak Glikman et al. in Moscow - 1939

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

Long before the first performance, Shostakovich showed the new work [Sixth Symphony] to Ivan Sollertinsky and to me. He played through the Finale twice and, contrary to his usual practice, praised it. ‘For the first time I think I’ve written a successful Finale. I don’t think even the severest critics will find anything to carp at in it.’ He said nothing about the first and second movements, but we were both captivated not only by the ravishing Finale, which was indeed irresistible, but also by the majestic Largo and the dazzling Scherzo, and we said so. Utterly bowled over and not …   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. xxxi. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1431352639354 accessed: 8 December, 2022

location of experience: Moscow

Listeners

Isaak Glikman
Theatre historian and dramaturgue
1911-

Listening to

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Shostakovich's Sixth Symphony
written by Dmitri Shostakovich
performed by Dmitri Shostakovich

Experience Information

Date/Time 1939
Medium live
Listening Environment in private, indoors

Originally submitted by verafonte on Mon, 11 May 2015 14:57:19 +0100
Approved on Mon, 16 Nov 2015 15:56:40 +0000