Dmitri Shostakovich in Russia - 1953

from Dmitry Shostakovich-About Himself and His Times, page 149:

On Sunday I turned on the radio and heard one of my favourite pieces of music. It was part of the regular puzzle concert, in which the titles of the pieces are announced only once the work has been performed. Music-lovers (and there are many millions of them in our country) are invited to guess which works they are listening to and so test their knowledge of music. Quite often, these ‘puzzle concerts’ are compiled by the listeners themselves. From year to year the programmes are growing more and more complex and diverse, …   more >>

cite as

Dmitri Shostakovich, and L. Grigoryev and Ya. Platek (ed.), Dmitry Shostakovich-About Himself and His Times (Moscow, 1981), p. 149. accessed: 21 June, 2024

location of experience: Russia


Dmitri Shostakovich
Composer, Pianist

Experience Information

Date/Time 1953
Medium playback
Listening Environment in private, indoors, solitary


Excerpt from a radio broadcast.

Originally submitted by verafonte on Sat, 02 Jan 2016 22:09:47 +0000
Approved on Sat, 23 Apr 2016 22:02:26 +0100