Dmitri Shostakovich - in the middle of the 1900's

from Story of a Friendship. The letters of Dmitry Shostakovich to Isaak Glikman with a commentary by Isaak Glikman, page 149:

I have the impression that you are a trifle sceptical about Yureneva as a singer. I have not had the chance to hear her very often, but whenever I have her voice really appeals to me, and her diction is wonderful. (Vishnevskaya’s diction is not particularly good, fabulous singer though she is.) I really appreciated Yureneva’s diction when I listened to her singing works I did not know beforehand and was hearing for the first time, and I found I could understand every word. As for her vow of celibacy and the preservation of her virginity, they are no doubt temporary phenomena and in any …   more >>
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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. 149. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1431429878447 accessed: 19 January, 2022

Listeners

Dmitri Shostakovich
Composer, Pianist
1906-1975

Experience Information

Date/Time in the middle of the 1900's

Notes

Letter from Dmitri Shostakovich to Isaak Glikman, 8 December 1967, Moscow


Originally submitted by verafonte on Tue, 12 May 2015 12:24:38 +0100
Approved on Mon, 16 Nov 2015 16:13:59 +0000