Dmitri Shostakovich in Bolshoi Theatre

from Dmitry Shostakovich-About Himself and His Times, page 200:

The Bolshoi Theatre’s latest production- Sergei Prokoviev’s ballet The Stone Flower- makes a deep and powerful impression giving rise to noble and joyous feelings. Now, as I remember the performance, I can see it clearly and feel its delicate, poetic mood once again. What is the key to the effect and charm of this ballet, so original in form and style? Let me answer with the words of the great choreographer Noverre from his celebrated ‘Letters about Dace’: …   more >>

cite as

Dmitri Shostakovich, and L. Grigoryev and Ya. Platek (ed.), Dmitry Shostakovich-About Himself and His Times (Moscow, 1981), p. 200. accessed: 8 December, 2023

location of experience: Bolshoi Theatre


Dmitri Shostakovich
Composer, Pianist

Listening to

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The Stone Flower
written by Sergei Prokofiev

Experience Information

Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public


Excerpt from 'Muzykalnaya Zhizn, No. 5, 1959.

Originally submitted by verafonte on Sun, 03 Jan 2016 16:49:38 +0000
Approved on Sat, 23 Apr 2016 22:14:40 +0100