Isaak Glikman in Russia - 5 November, 1939
The première of the Sixth Symphony, which took place under Yevgeny Mravinsky on 5 November 1939, was a tremendous success. The Finale was encored, a rare event in first performances of symphonies. But the electric fervour that had gripped the hall at the first performance of the Fifth Symphony was not repeated; that occasion had been 'sui generis'. It seemed then as though it could never be repeated; however, in the Seventh, Eighth and Fourteenth Symphonies, Shostakovich wrote works of comparable inspirational power.
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. xxxii. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1431380861387 accessed: 28 November, 2022
location of experience: Russia
Originally submitted by verafonte on Mon, 11 May 2015 22:47:41 +0100
Approved on Mon, 16 Nov 2015 15:57:18 +0000