Dmitri Shostakovich in Prague - 1947

from Dmitry Shostakovich-About Himself and His Times, page 123:

The International Prague Music Festival, which took place in the splendid concert hall of the Rudolfinum Palace and in the Smetana Hall, was attended by composers, performers and critics from the USSR, America, France, Poland, Britain, Bulgaria, China, Palestine, India…/ The programme of the festival, which lasted about three weeks and excellently organised, included many interesting classical and contemporary works, played by outstanding performers. / The programme was so extensive, indeed, that it proved difficult to attend every…   more >>

cite as

Dmitri Shostakovich, and L. Grigoryev and Ya. Platek (ed.), Dmitry Shostakovich-About Himself and His Times (Moscow, 1981), p. 123. accessed: 13 July, 2024

location of experience: Prague


Dmitri Shostakovich
Composer, Pianist

Listening to

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Katya Kabanova
written by Janáček, Leoš, 1854-1928
performed by Václav Talich, orchestra and soloists of the Czech National Theatre

Experience Information

Date/Time 1947
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public


Excerpt from 'Vechernaya Moskva', 11 June, 1947.

Originally submitted by verafonte on Sat, 02 Jan 2016 21:16:27 +0000
Approved on Sat, 23 Apr 2016 21:54:24 +0100