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.
Dmitri Shostakovich, and L. Grigoryev and Ya. Platek (ed.), Dmitry Shostakovich-About Himself and His Times (Moscow, 1981), p. 103. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1451756320574 accessed: 4 October, 2023
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Boris Godunov (Shostakovich's version)
written by Dmitri Shostakovich, Modest Mussorgsky
|performed by Samuil Samosud|
|Listening Environment||in the company of others, indoors, in public|
Excerpt from 'Vechernaya Moskva, 11 May, 1943.