Dmitri Shostakovich in Prague - 1953
from Dmitry Shostakovich-About Himself and His Times, page 149:
My last visit to the traditional ‘Prague Spring’ Music Festival was a great event in my life. I had thought I knew Czech music fairly well, but in Prague I realised that my knowledge was in fact quite scanty, and mainly restricted to the past. What I heard at the Festival surpassed all my expectations. I was impressed by the flourishing of modern Czech music, which is taking on a truly national character and confidently continuing the best traditions of the Czech classics. I shall always remember my friendly meetings with … more >>
Dmitri Shostakovich, and L. Grigoryev and Ya. Platek (ed.), Dmitry Shostakovich-About Himself and His Times (Moscow, 1981), p. 149. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1451772681298 accessed: 22 February, 2024
Listening tohide composers
|Modern Czech music
|in the company of others, indoors, in public
Excerpt from a radio broadcast.