Dmitri Shostakovich - September, 1965

from Story of a Friendship. The letters of Dmitry Shostakovich to Isaak Glikman with a commentary by Isaak Glikman, pages 126-127:

There has already been one rehearsal of the Thirteenth Symphony, but so far only with the orchestra. They have kept it in their memory very well, and I know they will give an excellent performance on the 20th. Kondrashin was not well today: he has lost his voice so had to take the rehearsal in a whisper. It is not serious though; the voice will come back tomorrow or the day after. / Please God Gromadsky doesn’t fall ill. Yurlov told me that the chorus also has a good recall of the piece.

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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. 126-127. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1431383703470 accessed: 21 February, 2024

Listeners

Dmitri Shostakovich
Composer, Pianist
1906-1975

Listening to

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Shostakovich's Thirteenth Symphony
written by Dmitri Shostakovich
performed by Gromadsky, Kondrashin

Experience Information

Date/Time September, 1965
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others

Notes

Letter from Dmitri Shostakovich to Isaac Glikman, 10 September 1965, Zhukovka


Originally submitted by verafonte on Mon, 11 May 2015 23:35:03 +0100
Approved on Mon, 16 Nov 2015 16:06:47 +0000