Dmitri Shostakovich in Kiev - 1975

from Story of a Friendship. The letters of Dmitry Shostakovich to Isaak Glikman with a commentary by Isaak Glikman, page 201:

I [Isaak Glikman] visited Shostakovich in Repino, where he had come for a month to be treated by a woman doctor. He revealed this in a gloomy tone of voice, but over dinner he cheered up and started to tell me about a revival of 'Katerina Izmailova' at the Kiev Opera House. He said: 'This production was like a holiday for me. Orchestra, singers, conductor and even the producer were all splendid. Altough Simeonov does not have a particularly original personality, he is a fine conductor. By a strange, and I am sure quite fortuitous circumstance, the performance they gave on 28 January was on the…   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. 201. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1432130395657 accessed: 25 January, 2022

location of experience: Kiev

Listeners

Dmitri Shostakovich
Composer, Pianist
1906-1975

Listening to

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Katerina Izmailova
written by Dmitri Shostakovich

Experience Information

Date/Time 1975
Medium live
Listening Environment indoors, in public

Originally submitted by verafonte on Wed, 20 May 2015 14:59:56 +0100
Approved on Mon, 16 Nov 2015 16:36:52 +0000