Dmitri Shostakovich in Russia - 1939

from Dmitry Shostakovich-About Himself and His Times, page 83:

After the Fifth Symphony, I turned once more to the cinema and wrote the music for the film The Man with a Gun, produced by Sergei Yutkevich. / After this I wrote my First String Quartet. I began it with no particular thoughts or feelings, and thought that nothing would come of it. For the quartet is one of the most difficult musical genres. But soon the work took a proper hold of me. It turned out to be gay, jolly and lyrical, and I entitled it the ‘Springtime’ Quartet. I was very…   more >>

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Dmitri Shostakovich, and L. Grigoryev and Ya. Platek (ed.), Dmitry Shostakovich-About Himself and His Times (Moscow, 1981), p. 83. accessed: 5 March, 2024

location of experience: Russia


Dmitri Shostakovich
Composer, Pianist

Listening to

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'Springtime' Quartet
written by Dmitri Shostakovich
performed by Beethoven Quartet

Experience Information

Date/Time 1939
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public


'Vechernaya Moskva', 11 Dec., 1940.

Originally submitted by verafonte on Thu, 31 Dec 2015 18:48:28 +0000
Approved on Sat, 23 Apr 2016 21:47:44 +0100