Dmitri Shostakovich in Russia - in the beginning of the 1900's
from Dmitry Shostakovich-About Himself and His Times, page 192:
We should give all possible support to the idea of music-making at home. Let music enter the homes of Soviet people, not only by radio and television, or on records and tape-recordings: let it be heard in its original form, as a quartet or trio, as a piano version of an opera, ballet or symphony, as a song or romance sung at a friendly get-together. As I recall my childhood now, I am beginning to understand the importance for me of those musical gatherings that used to take place in our flat. Those evenings were my first school.
Dmitri Shostakovich, and L. Grigoryev and Ya. Platek (ed.), Dmitry Shostakovich-About Himself and His Times (Moscow, 1981), p. 192. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1451838648237 accessed: 4 March, 2024
Listening tohide composers
|music-making at home
|in the beginning of the 1900's
|in the company of others, in private, indoors
Excerpt from 'Komsomolskaya Pravda', 28 March, 1957.