Dmitri Shostakovich - in the middle of the 1900's

from Story of a Friendship. The letters of Dmitry Shostakovich to Isaak Glikman with a commentary by Isaak Glikman, page 184:

I should like you, please, tactfully to find out if and when it is due to be performed [Shostakovich’s Fifteenth Symphony]. It is rather awkward for me to do it myself. I am worried that Yevgeny Mravinsky’s creative personality may not be in complete sympathy with the work, and that he may therefore treat it as cavalierly as he did the Thirteenth Symphony and the Second Cello Concerto. And so I should plan to come up five days or so before the first performance, attend the rehearsals, and afterwards go for about 7 or 8 days to Repino. I will wait for your news.
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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. 184. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1431533286961 accessed: 19 January, 2022

Listeners

Dmitri Shostakovich
Composer, Pianist
1906-1975

Listening to

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Shostakovich's Thirteenth Symphony
written by Dmitri Shostakovich
performed by Yevgeny Mravinsky
Shostakovich's second cello concerto
written by Dmitri Shostakovich
performed by Yevgeny Mravinsky

Experience Information

Date/Time in the middle of the 1900's

Notes

Letter from Dmitri Shostakovich to Isaak Glikman, 3 April 1972, Zhukovka.


Originally submitted by verafonte on Wed, 13 May 2015 17:08:07 +0100
Approved on Mon, 16 Nov 2015 16:31:17 +0000