Dmitri Shostakovich in Moscow - 21 June, 1969

from Story of a Friendship. The letters of Dmitry Shostakovich to Isaak Glikman with a commentary by Isaak Glikman, pages 165-166:

On the 21st there was what amounted to a play-through of my Fourteenth Symphony in the Small Hall of the Conservatoire. The performance was absolutely first class. Barshai and his orchestra are phenomenal, and the singers Miroshnikova and Vladimirov not at all bad. Since Vishnevskaya has not yet learned her part and I could not find another bass in time, they were, in a way, guinea-pigs. I believe that Miroshnikova, in addition to a good voice, possesses talent and understanding. (….) PS The symphony made a very strong impression on those present, myself included.
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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. 165-166. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1431456262838 accessed: 24 April, 2024

location of experience: Moscow

Listeners

Dmitri Shostakovich
Composer, Pianist
1906-1975

Listening to

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Shostakovich's Fourteenth Symphony
written by Dmitri Shostakovich
performed by Barshai, Miroshnikova, Yevgeny Vladimirov

Experience Information

Date/Time 21 June, 1969
Medium live
Listening Environment indoors, in public

Notes

Letter from Dmitri Shostakovich to Isaak Glikman, 24 June 1969 Moscow.


Originally submitted by verafonte on Tue, 12 May 2015 19:44:23 +0100
Approved on Mon, 16 Nov 2015 16:28:14 +0000