Dmitri Shostakovich - 1952

from Dmitry Shostakovich-About Himself and His Times, page 192:

Five years ago in 1952, when Prokofiev’s Seventh symphony was first heard, it was perfectly clear to me that this was one of his greatest successes. The Seventh Symphony is truly joyful and lyrical, and delights the ear with its light, clear content and fresh, harmonious idiom. Once again we feel Prokofiev’s wonderful gift for melody. Looking back over the almost five years of the symphony’s literally triumphant march round the world’s concert halls, I would not change a single word in my original evaluation of…   more >>

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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: 25 February, 2024


Dmitri Shostakovich
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Prokofiev's Seventh Symphony
written by Sergei Prokofiev

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Date/Time 1952


Excerpt from 'Literaturnaya Gazeta', 8 June, 1957.

Originally submitted by verafonte on Sun, 03 Jan 2016 16:32:34 +0000
Approved on Sat, 23 Apr 2016 22:09:48 +0100