Dmitri Shostakovich in Russia - 1943

from Dmitry Shostakovich-About Himself and His Times, page 103:

The orchestral rehearsals of my version of Boris Godunov, in the capable hands of Samuil Samosud, afforded me much pleasure. I was also shown sketches for the stage sets of the opera by the artist Pavel Williams. They are very good. / The Bolshoi Theatre singers chosen for the opera are also excellent, and I have no doubt that this production will turn out to be an important landmark in the history of Soviet theatre.

cite as

Dmitri Shostakovich, and L. Grigoryev and Ya. Platek (ed.), Dmitry Shostakovich-About Himself and His Times (Moscow, 1981), p. 103. accessed: 3 March, 2024

location of experience: Russia


Dmitri Shostakovich
Composer, Pianist

Listening to

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Boris Godunov (Shostakovich's version)
written by Dmitri Shostakovich, Modest Mussorgsky
performed by Samuil Samosud

Experience Information

Date/Time 1943
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public


Excerpt from 'Vechernaya Moskva, 11 May, 1943.

Originally submitted by verafonte on Sat, 02 Jan 2016 17:38:40 +0000
Approved on Sat, 23 Apr 2016 21:50:07 +0100