Dmitri Shostakovich in Zhukovka - August, 1967
from Story of a Friendship. The letters of Dmitry Shostakovich to Isaak Glikman with a commentary by Isaak Glikman, pages 148-149:
Among my recent aesthetic experiences I must single out a record Irina has bought of gypsy songs fabulously sung by Volshaninova with a gypsy choir. The songs are wonderfully beautiful, although very sad. Listening to them makes the tears flow and engenders a keen desire to imbibe strong drink with 'zakusky'.
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. 148-149. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1431429537476 accessed: 28 September, 2023
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|Gypsy songs||performed by Volshaninova, gypsy choir|
|Listening Environment||in private, indoors|
Letter from Dmitri Shostakovich to Isaak Glikman, 30 August 1967, Zhukovka