Dmitri Shostakovich in Novosibirsk - June, 1942

from Dmitry Shostakovich-About Himself and His Times, pages 99-100:

The way things have worked out, I have recently been separated from my favourite orchestra. It is working in Novosibirsk, and I am living in Kuibyshev. I need hardly describe my joy when I learned that it was interested in my Seventh Symphony. I excitedly set off for Novosibirsk to see my dear friends again. / The first rehearsal I attended took place on 29 June. The concerts were to be given on 9, 11, 12 and 15 July. The orchestra had the symphony ready for performance in ten days – a very short time, considering the length and …   more >>

cite as

Dmitri Shostakovich, and L. Grigoryev and Ya. Platek (ed.), Dmitry Shostakovich-About Himself and His Times (Moscow, 1981), p. 99-100. accessed: 28 February, 2024

location of experience: Novosibirsk


Dmitri Shostakovich
Composer, Pianist

Listening to

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Shostakovich's Seventh Symphony
written by Dmitri Shostakovich
performed by Leningrad Philharmonic, Yevgeny Mravinsky

Experience Information

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


Excerpt from 'Sovetskaya Sibir', 4 July, 1942.

Originally submitted by verafonte on Sat, 02 Jan 2016 17:34:44 +0000
Approved on Sat, 23 Apr 2016 21:49:40 +0100