Dmitri Shostakovich in Russia - 1927

from Dmitry Shostakovich-About Himself and His Times, pages 13-14:

I have just got back from a rehearsal, where the Philharmonic Orchestra under Malko was playing my October Symphony for the first time. It sounded great, and there were no misprints in the score. Today they rehearsed it without the choir; the choir practice will be on Friday or Saturday. I have spoken to some of the singers and they said that the parts are easy and well-suited to their voices.

cite as

Dmitri Shostakovich, and L. Grigoryev and Ya. Platek (ed.), Dmitry Shostakovich-About Himself and His Times (Moscow, 1981), p. 13-14. accessed: 24 July, 2024

location of experience: Russia


Dmitri Shostakovich
Composer, Pianist

Listening to

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October Symphony
written by Dmitri Shostakovich
performed by Philharmonic Orchestra, Nikolai Malko

Experience Information

Date/Time 1927
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public


From a letter to L.V. Shulgin, cited in L. Shulgin, Stayi, vospominaniya (Articles and Reminiscences), Moscow, 1977, pp. 59-60.

Originally submitted by verafonte on Thu, 31 Dec 2015 18:07:49 +0000
Approved on Sat, 23 Apr 2016 21:36:47 +0100