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'.

cite as

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: 30 November, 2022

location of experience: Zhukovka

Listeners

Dmitri Shostakovich
Composer, Pianist
1906-1975

Listening to

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Gypsy songs performed by Volshaninova, gypsy choir

Experience Information

Date/Time August, 1967
Medium playback
Listening Environment in private, indoors

Notes

Letter from Dmitri Shostakovich to Isaak Glikman, 30 August 1967, Zhukovka


Originally submitted by verafonte on Tue, 12 May 2015 12:18:57 +0100
Approved on Mon, 16 Nov 2015 16:12:55 +0000