Isaak Glikman et al. in Moscow - 12 September, 1974

from Story of a Friendship. The letters of Dmitry Shostakovich to Isaak Glikman with a commentary by Isaak Glikman, page 198:

The atmosphere in the theatre [Musical Chamber Theatre] was electric. Small wonder: after forty-four years of black disgrace the once reviled opera was returning to the four years of black disgrace the once reviled opera was returning to the stage in triumph. In the foyer I bumped into David Oistrakh, carrying a tape recorder: he was planning to record the whole performance. But there was an embarrassing moment: just before the conductor raised his hands to begin the performance, a sudden burst of unexplained music coming from somewhere filled the air, and as suddenly died. The opera then …   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. 198. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1432129756225 accessed: 21 February, 2024

location of experience: Moscow

Listeners

Isaak Glikman
Theatre historian and dramaturgue
1911-
Dmitri Shostakovich
Composer, Pianist
1906-1975

Listening to

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The Nose
written by Dmitri Shostakovich
performed by Gennady Rozhdestvensky

Experience Information

Date/Time 12 September, 1974
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by verafonte on Wed, 20 May 2015 14:49:16 +0100
Approved on Mon, 16 Nov 2015 16:36:15 +0000