Dmitri Shostakovich in Moscow - December, 1967

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

There is [at the hospital] a television, a Spidola, a record player and a tape-recorder, and Irina brings me records. As I play them, I marvel at the extraordinary beauty of some works and the crassness of others. For sheer hideousness and tedium I would instance Franz Liszt’s 'Via Crucis'- although, perhaps, I have not fully understood his work.
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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). https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1431430061187 accessed: 27 November, 2022

location of experience: Moscow

Listeners

Dmitri Shostakovich
Composer, Pianist
1906-1975

Listening to

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Via Crucis
written by Franz Liszt

Experience Information

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

Notes

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


Originally submitted by verafonte on Tue, 12 May 2015 12:27:41 +0100
Approved on Mon, 16 Nov 2015 16:14:14 +0000