Dmitri Shostakovich in Russia - 1934

from Dmitry Shostakovich-About Himself and His Times, page 66:

I often wonder which production of Katerina Izmailova – Nemirovich-Danchnko’s or Smolich’s- was closest to my own conceptions. It is extremely difficult to decide, because I really liked both of them, but in different ways. Nemirovich-Danchenko’s great talent, and his application of the whole dramatic tradition of the Moscow Art Theatre system to this operatic production, occasionally brought truly staggering results, but at the same time I felt that in places he …   more >>

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Dmitri Shostakovich, and L. Grigoryev and Ya. Platek (ed.), Dmitry Shostakovich-About Himself and His Times (Moscow, 1981), p. 66. accessed: 15 June, 2024

location of experience: Russia


Dmitri Shostakovich
Composer, Pianist

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Katerina Izmailova
written by Dmitri Shostakovich

Experience Information

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


Excerpt from 'Sovetskoye Iskusstvo', 5 Dec., 1935.

Originally submitted by verafonte on Thu, 31 Dec 2015 18:40:41 +0000
Approved on Sat, 23 Apr 2016 21:46:11 +0100