Dmitri Shostakovich in Zhukovka - in the beginning of 1972

from Story of a Friendship. The letters of Dmitry Shostakovich to Isaak Glikman with a commentary by Isaak Glikman, page 183:

You ask me how the revival of Katerina Izmailova went. My answer is: extremely badly. So badly, in fact, that I suffered heart pains during the performance. It is obvious that nobody currently in the Stanislavsky- Nemirovich- Danchenko Theatre pays the slightest attention to the letter of the musical score. The singers were as shamelessly inaccurate as they were when Provatorov was on the podium. The conductor now is Kitayenko, a Karajan Competition prizewinner. / To the shamelessly sloppy singing he added equally shameless, obscenely sloppy orchestral playing. The whole thing was an …   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. 183. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1431533003452 accessed: 23 June, 2024

location of experience: Zhukovka

Listeners

Dmitri Shostakovich
Composer, Pianist
1906-1975

Listening to

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Katerina Izmailova
written by Dmitri Shostakovich
performed by Kitayenko

Experience Information

Date/Time in the beginning of 1972
Medium live
Listening Environment indoors, in public

Notes

Letter from Dmitri Shostakovich to Isaak Glikman, 20 February 1972, Zhukovka.


Originally submitted by verafonte on Wed, 13 May 2015 17:03:23 +0100
Approved on Mon, 16 Nov 2015 16:30:53 +0000