Dmitri Shostakovich in Moscow - September, 1942

from Story of a Friendship. The letters of Dmitry Shostakovich to Isaak Glikman with a commentary by Isaak Glikman, page 13:

I recently received an invitation from the New York Philharmonic to conduct eight concerts in October. I turned it down, as I am no conductor. All the same, when I heard my Seventh Symphony conducted by Konstantin Ivanov three days later, I was regretting my decision having come to the conclusion that the art of conducting can’t be as difficult as all that.
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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. 13. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1431382707783 accessed: 24 February, 2024

location of experience: Moscow

Listeners

Dmitri Shostakovich
Composer, Pianist
1906-1975

Listening to

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Shostakovich's Seventh Symphony
written by Dmitri Shostakovich

Experience Information

Date/Time September, 1942
Medium live
Listening Environment indoors, in public

Originally submitted by verafonte on Mon, 11 May 2015 23:18:27 +0100
Approved on Mon, 16 Nov 2015 16:03:24 +0000