Dmitri Shostakovich in Russia - 1950

from Dmitry Shostakovich-About Himself and His Times, page 132:

What I love about Bach is his depth of thought, his humanity and the sincerity of his multifaceted work. All his works are very dear to me, as they are to every Soviet composer and musician. / Recently I attended a performance of Bach’s B-Minor Mass at the Leningrad State Philharmonia, and I witnessed the rapturous ovation given this magnificent work by the capacity house…

cite as

Dmitri Shostakovich, and L. Grigoryev and Ya. Platek (ed.), Dmitry Shostakovich-About Himself and His Times (Moscow, 1981), p. 132. accessed: 21 May, 2024

location of experience: Russia


Dmitri Shostakovich
Composer, Pianist

Listening to

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Bach's B-minor Mass
written by Bach

Experience Information

Date/Time 1950
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public


Excerpt from 'Sovetskoye Iskusstvo', 18 July, 1950.

Originally submitted by verafonte on Sat, 02 Jan 2016 21:32:56 +0000
Approved on Sat, 23 Apr 2016 21:56:28 +0100