Dmitri Shostakovich in Zhukovka - 1967
from Story of a Friendship. The letters of Dmitry Shostakovich to Isaak Glikman with a commentary by Isaak Glikman, page 146:
As far as working is concerned, Eisenstein’s film 'October' has been released, with a score that A. A. Kholodiliv has put together from various works of mine. I have seen the film, and believe that overall my music has by and large added to it. But the film itself does not appeal to me; I really cannot understand why Eisenstein, and for that matter Dovzhenko, are considered such geniuses. I don’t much like their work. No doubt this simply reflects my lack of understanding, since the experts agree that they are geniuses.
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. 146. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1431429325288 accessed: 28 March, 2023
Letter from Dmitri Shostakovich to Isaak Glikman, 30 August 1967, Zhukovka