Dmitri Shostakovich - the 1900's

from Dmitry Shostakovich-About Himself and His Times, page 181:

I have always been very lucky with the performers of my works. Our marvellous conductor Yevgeny Mravisnky shows great care and sensitivity in his treatment of my music. Starting with my Fifth, he has been the first to interpret all of my major symphonies. Almost all my chamber works have been first performed by the talented Beethoven Quartet (Dmitry Tsyganov, Vassily Shirinsky, Vadim Borisovsky and Sergei Shirinsky). / I immensely enjoy working with that superb musician David Oistrakh, who performs my Violin Concerto wonderfully. I should…   more >>

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Dmitri Shostakovich, and L. Grigoryev and Ya. Platek (ed.), Dmitry Shostakovich-About Himself and His Times (Moscow, 1981), p. 181. accessed: 7 December, 2022


Dmitri Shostakovich
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Date/Time the 1900's
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Excerpt from 'Sovetskaya Muzyka', No. 9, 1956.

Originally submitted by verafonte on Sat, 02 Jan 2016 22:17:23 +0000
Approved on Sat, 23 Apr 2016 22:06:47 +0100