Dmitri Shostakovich in Moscow - 12 April, 1969

from Story of a Friendship. The letters of Dmitry Shostakovich to Isaak Glikman with a commentary by Isaak Glikman, page 163:

Of course I am very sorry that you are not coming. On the other hand, it may be all to the good: I get extremely nervous before a première, and an anxious man is egotistical and bad company for all who are forced to associate with him. Also, I do want you to have a good rest over the May holidays. / I am rather surprised myself by my own anxiety. After all, it is not as if I haven’t been through plenty of premières in my time. Some of them have been good, some of them bad. David Oistrakh and Sviatoslav Richter play [the work] extremely well. So well, in fact, that perhaps there is no point…   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. 163. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1431432731164 accessed: 24 January, 2022

location of experience: Moscow

Listeners

Dmitri Shostakovich
Composer, Pianist
1906-1975

Listening to

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Shostakovich's Violin Sonata
written by Dmitri Shostakovich
performed by Sviatoslav Richter, David Oistrakh

Experience Information

Date/Time 12 April, 1969
Medium live
Listening Environment indoors, in public

Notes

Letter from Dmitri Shostakovich to Isaak Glikman, 28 April 1969


Originally submitted by verafonte on Tue, 12 May 2015 13:12:11 +0100
Approved on Mon, 16 Nov 2015 16:26:53 +0000