Dmitri Shostakovich in Russia - September, 1951

from Dmitry Shostakovich-About Himself and His Times, pages 138-139:

My Ten Choral Poems are united by a single theme- the 1905 revolution. I do not know how well I succeeded in conveying the spirit of the age. But the music was bound to reflect the huge impression which Russian revolutionary songs have always made on me./ The Poems are really my first experience in the sphere of music for unaccompanied choir, not counting some short choral episodes written for various films. I am fascinated by choral music and intend to write more in the future. / The new composition will be first performed by the …   more >>

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Dmitri Shostakovich, and L. Grigoryev and Ya. Platek (ed.), Dmitry Shostakovich-About Himself and His Times (Moscow, 1981), p. 138-139. accessed: 14 July, 2024

location of experience: Russia


Dmitri Shostakovich
Composer, Pianist

Listening to

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Ten Choral Poems
written by Dmitri Shostakovich
performed by Russian Song Choir

Experience Information

Date/Time September, 1951
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public


Excerpt from 'Vechernaya Moskva', 27 Sept., 1951.

Originally submitted by verafonte on Sat, 02 Jan 2016 21:45:45 +0000
Approved on Sat, 23 Apr 2016 21:58:11 +0100