Dmitri Shostakovich in Russia - 1943

from Dmitry Shostakovich-About Himself and His Times, pages 103-104:

At the Composers’ Union recently, Yuri Levitin played his oratorio The Sacred War to Moscow musicians. Levitin has been writing music for seven years, and has written many works of talent, inventiveness and good taste. He has tried his hand at several genres, not restricting himself to one narrow speciality. Levitin’s composition technique is beautifully developed, and he has mastered instrumentation, polyphony and form. His oratorio The…   more >>

cite as

Dmitri Shostakovich, and L. Grigoryev and Ya. Platek (ed.), Dmitry Shostakovich-About Himself and His Times (Moscow, 1981), p. 103-104. accessed: 2 October, 2022

location of experience: Russia


Dmitri Shostakovich
Composer, Pianist

Listening to

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The Sacred War
written by Yuri Levitin
performed by Yuri Levitin

Experience Information

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


Excerpt from 'Literatura i Iskusstvo', 5 June, 1943.

Originally submitted by verafonte on Sat, 02 Jan 2016 17:41:44 +0000
Approved on Sat, 23 Apr 2016 21:51:10 +0100