Dmitri Shostakovich in Prague - 1947

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

Two of the Festival’s most interesting performances were given by the Frenchman Charles Munch, conducting Arthur Honegger’s new symphony (written in 1943), and by the Swiss Ernest Ansermet, conducting Stravinsky’s Third Symphony. Honegger’s symphony is notable for its striving towards great depth of thought and emotion. The same tendencies can be seen, I think, in Stravinsky’s new symphony, in which his typically brilliant orchestration is accompanied by simpler, pithier musical language and more profound emotions.

cite as

Dmitri Shostakovich, and L. Grigoryev and Ya. Platek (ed.), Dmitry Shostakovich-About Himself and His Times (Moscow, 1981), p. 123. accessed: 21 June, 2024

location of experience: Prague


Dmitri Shostakovich
Composer, Pianist

Listening to

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Arthur Honegger's symphony
written by Arthur Honegger
performed by Charles Munch
Stravinsky's Third Symphony
written by Igor Stravinksy
performed by Ernest Ansermet

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 21:28:31 +0000
Approved on Sat, 23 Apr 2016 21:55:41 +0100