Dmitri Shostakovich - 1933

from Dmitry Shostakovich-About Himself and His Times, page 37:

I first became acquainted with the music of Karol Szymanowski a long time ago. He is a very distinctive composer, with an excellent command of the orchestra’s full potential. His miniature are much more successful than his large-scale works, and in general lyricism, reverie and contemplation are more suited to his talent than action, heorics and ‘big’ themes. /Tadeusz Kassern’s Concerto was, in my opinion, the least successful item in the concert. The composer has …   more >>

cite as

Dmitri Shostakovich, and L. Grigoryev and Ya. Platek (ed.), Dmitry Shostakovich-About Himself and His Times (Moscow, 1981), p. 37. accessed: 21 February, 2024


Dmitri Shostakovich
Composer, Pianist

Listening to

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Karol Szymanowski's music
written by Karol Szymanowski
performed by Grzegorz Fitelberg
Polish Dance
written by Roman Palester
performed by Grzegorz Fitelberg
Tadeusz Kassern's Concerto
written by Tadeusz Kassern
performed by Grzegorz Fitelberg

Experience Information

Date/Time 1933
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public


Excerpt from 'Sovetskoye Iskusstvo', 3 March, 1933.

Originally submitted by verafonte on Thu, 31 Dec 2015 18:21:12 +0000
Approved on Sat, 23 Apr 2016 21:42:24 +0100