Dmitri Shostakovich in Russia - 1942

from Dmitry Shostakovich-About Himself and His Times, page 99:

My entire musical career has been linked to the Leningrad Philharmonic Orchestra. Beginning with my First Symphony, which was first performed in 1926, all my new works have been premièred by this excellent orchestra. Especially memorable were the premières of my Fifth and Sixth Symphonies, wonderfully interpreted by Yevgeny Mravinsky. I am happy that this first-rate orchestra is now rehearsing my Seventh Symphony. Judging from their first rehearsals with the conductor, they will give a superb performance. I am eagerly …   more >>

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Dmitri Shostakovich, and L. Grigoryev and Ya. Platek (ed.), Dmitry Shostakovich-About Himself and His Times (Moscow, 1981), p. 99. accessed: 15 June, 2024

location of experience: Russia


Dmitri Shostakovich
Composer, Pianist

Listening to

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Shostakovich's Seventh Symphony
written by Dmitri Shostakovich
performed by Leningrad Philharmonic

Experience Information

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


Excerpt from 'Pravda', 19 May, 1942.

Originally submitted by verafonte on Thu, 31 Dec 2015 18:55:11 +0000
Approved on Sat, 23 Apr 2016 21:48:30 +0100