Dmitri Shostakovich in Russia - 1934

from Dmitry Shostakovich-About Himself and His Times, page 49:

Looking back at what my fellow composers and I have achieved this past year, and summing up my impressions of all I have heard in the concert halls and opera houses, I feel like shouting aloud: what a busy, productive and plentiful year this has turned out to be!/ New symphonies, new operas, new names...1934 has been a year of 'big' works. Large-scale forms have blossomed as never before. 

cite as

Dmitri Shostakovich, and L. Grigoryev and Ya. Platek (ed.), Dmitry Shostakovich-About Himself and His Times (Moscow, 1981), p. 49. accessed: 4 March, 2024

location of experience: Russia


Dmitri Shostakovich
Composer, Pianist

Experience Information

Date/Time 1934
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public


Excerpt from 'Leningradskaya Pravda', 28. Dec., 1934.

Originally submitted by verafonte on Thu, 31 Dec 2015 18:29:38 +0000
Approved on Sat, 23 Apr 2016 21:43:28 +0100