Dmitri Shostakovich in St. Petersburg - 24 January, 1974

from Story of a Friendship. The letters of Dmitry Shostakovich to Isaak Glikman with a commentary by Isaak Glikman, page 194:

Shostakovich, his wife and I went to the Maly Opera to see the ballet 'Coppélia'. After the performance, Shostakovich said: ‘I love Delibes’s ballet music. It is written with such taste and refinement, as well as mastery. Tchaikovsky greatly admired it and went so far as to say that it was much better than his own 'Swan Lake'.’
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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. 194. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1431534963362 accessed: 28 January, 2022

location of experience: St. Petersburg

Listeners

Dmitri Shostakovich
Composer, Pianist
1906-1975

Listening to

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Coppélia
written by Delibe

Experience Information

Date/Time 24 January, 1974
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by verafonte on Wed, 13 May 2015 17:36:03 +0100
Approved on Mon, 16 Nov 2015 16:34:50 +0000