Dmitri Shostakovich in Moscow - 1942

from Dmitry Shostakovich-About Himself and His Times, page 93:

I am extremely satisfied with the performance. The excellent orchestra of the Bolshoi Theatre with its conductor Samuil Samosud played the work [Seventh Symphony] superbly. The fate of the symphony - which was written under the impression of the Leningrader’s heroic defence of their city, and is dedicated to these valiant Sovietic patriots- is in capable hands.

cite as

Dmitri Shostakovich, and L. Grigoryev and Ya. Platek (ed.), Dmitry Shostakovich-About Himself and His Times (Moscow, 1981), p. 93. accessed: 20 June, 2024

location of experience: Moscow


Dmitri Shostakovich
Composer, Pianist

Listening to

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Shostakovich's Seventh Symphony
written by Dmitri Shostakovich
performed by Samuil Samosud, orchestra of the Bolshoi Theatre

Experience Information

Date/Time 1942
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public


Excerpt from 'Vechernaya Moskva', 19 Feb., 1942.

Originally submitted by verafonte on Thu, 31 Dec 2015 18:51:28 +0000
Approved on Sat, 23 Apr 2016 21:48:06 +0100