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.

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Dmitri Shostakovich, and L. Grigoryev and Ya. Platek (ed.), Dmitry Shostakovich-About Himself and His Times (Moscow, 1981), p. 192. accessed: 12 June, 2024

location of experience: Russia


Dmitri Shostakovich
Composer, Pianist

Listening to

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music-making at home

Experience Information

Date/Time in the beginning of the 1900's
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors


Excerpt from 'Komsomolskaya Pravda', 28 March, 1957.

Originally submitted by verafonte on Sun, 03 Jan 2016 16:30:48 +0000
Approved on Sat, 23 Apr 2016 22:08:53 +0100