Dmitri Shostakovich - the 1900's

from Dmitry Shostakovich-About Himself and His Times, page 183:

The concept of ‘mastery’ could perhaps be formulated in roughly the following way: mastery is the ability to find an artistically perfect, irresistibly beautiful, figurative embodiment of an idea or thought. This idea, moreover, must without fail be significant in content and deeply move the listener. Such was the mastery of Beethoven, Bach, Mozart, Chaikovsky, Mussorgsky and Schubert. However often one listens to their brilliant works, one never ceases to admire the unfading beauty of their musical imagery, and their …   more >>

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Dmitri Shostakovich, and L. Grigoryev and Ya. Platek (ed.), Dmitry Shostakovich-About Himself and His Times (Moscow, 1981), p. 183. accessed: 14 July, 2024


Dmitri Shostakovich
Composer, Pianist

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Bach's works
written by Bach
Mozart's works
written by Mozart
Mussorgsky's works
written by Modest Mussorgsky
Schubert's works
written by Franz Schubert
Tchaikovsky's works
written by Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky

Experience Information

Date/Time the 1900's

Originally submitted by verafonte on Sat, 02 Jan 2016 22:20:46 +0000
Approved on Sat, 23 Apr 2016 22:14:11 +0100