Dmitri Shostakovich in Russia - 1952

from Dmitry Shostakovich-About Himself and His Times, page 142:

 In the Columned Hall of the Trade Union House recently, the Radio Orchestra conducted by Samuil Samosud gave the first performance of Prokofiev’s Seventh Symphony. Unfortunately I did not manage to attend any of the rehearsals or study the score of the work before its public performance. Consequently I shall not try to make a serious analysis of the work here, but merely give a few impressions of its first performance. / 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. 142. accessed: 20 June, 2024

location of experience: Russia


Dmitri Shostakovich
Composer, Pianist

Listening to

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Prokofiev’s Seventh Symphony
written by Sergei Prokofiev
performed by Radio Orchestra, Samuil Samosud

Experience Information

Date/Time 1952
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public


Excerpt from 'Sovetskoye Iskusstvo', 12 Nov., 1952.

Originally submitted by verafonte on Sat, 02 Jan 2016 22:04:48 +0000
Approved on Sat, 23 Apr 2016 22:00:47 +0100