Dmitri Shostakovich - the 1900's

from Dmitry Shostakovich-About Himself and His Times, pages 193-194:

I am happy that my Violin Concerto was first performed by this great musician. Oistrakh also gave me advice while I was writing this work. In the sheet music the violin part is marked ‘Edited by D. Oistrakh’. And I should point out that this does not mean formal editing or checking the music, but real help in the work’s composition. / Oistrakh has performed my concerto several times, and each time with such inspiration and …   more >>

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Dmitri Shostakovich, and L. Grigoryev and Ya. Platek (ed.), Dmitry Shostakovich-About Himself and His Times (Moscow, 1981), p. 193-194. accessed: 7 December, 2022


Dmitri Shostakovich
Composer, Pianist

Listening to

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Shostakovich's Violin Concerto
written by Dmitri Shostakovich
performed by David Oistrakh

Experience Information

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


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

Originally submitted by verafonte on Sun, 03 Jan 2016 16:43:53 +0000
Approved on Sat, 23 Apr 2016 22:12:48 +0100