Dmitri Shostakovich in Moscow - October, 1969

from Story of a Friendship. The letters of Dmitry Shostakovich to Isaak Glikman with a commentary by Isaak Glikman, page 168:

From the outside, it seemed as though the Moscow première of the Fourteenth Symphony went very well. There were lots of people there, and lots of applause at the end of the performance. But sadly the performance was not as good as in Leningrad. Galina Vishnevskaya got completely lost on two occasions, and once the orchestra fell apart and it was Barshai’s (!) fault. Mark Reshetin sang his part very well. The printed programmes contained the texts of the poems I had used, so the audience was able to follow the words. This is a good thing, since diction is sometimes not very good.
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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. 168. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1431515919241 accessed: 6 July, 2022

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, Mark Reshetin, Galina Vishnevskaya

Experience Information

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

Notes

Letter from Dmitri Shostakovich to Isaak Glikman, 7 October 1969 Zhukovka


Originally submitted by verafonte on Wed, 13 May 2015 12:18:39 +0100
Approved on Mon, 16 Nov 2015 16:29:08 +0000