Dmitri Shostakovich in Russia - 1957

from Dmitry Shostakovich-About Himself and His Times, page 193:

However often one listens to Prokofiev’s music, though one feels one knows every note, still one discovers more and more new beauty, depth, unfading freshness and originality. Like every artist of great talent, Prokofiev is truly inexhaustible. / Such were my thoughts as I watched the Kirov Theatre’s wonderful recent production of Prokofiev’s ballet The Stone Flower. I found countless new and interesting facets in this marvellous work.

cite as

Dmitri Shostakovich, and L. Grigoryev and Ya. Platek (ed.), Dmitry Shostakovich-About Himself and His Times (Moscow, 1981), p. 193. accessed: 29 November, 2022

location of experience: Russia


Dmitri Shostakovich
Composer, Pianist

Listening to

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The Stone Flower
written by Sergei Prokofiev

Experience Information

Date/Time 1957
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public


Excerpt from 'Sovetskaya Kultura', 1 May, 1957.

Originally submitted by verafonte on Sun, 03 Jan 2016 16:35:35 +0000
Approved on Sat, 23 Apr 2016 22:10:28 +0100