Dmitri Shostakovich in Saint Petersburg - in the beginning of the 1900's

from Dmitry Shostakovich-About Himself and His Times, page 176:

I vivdly remember the sound of music filtering through from the flat of our neighbour, an engineer who was an excellent cellist and passionately loved chamber music. He would often have friends round and they would play trios and quartets by Mozart, Haydn, Beethoven, Borodin and Chaikovsky. I used to spend hours sitting in the corridor listening to their playing. Our family also held amateur musical evenings. All this left a deep impression on me and helped form my musical consciousness. 

cite as

Dmitri Shostakovich, and L. Grigoryev and Ya. Platek (ed.), Dmitry Shostakovich-About Himself and His Times (Moscow, 1981), p. 176. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1452796629445 accessed: 27 September, 2021

location of experience: Saint Petersburg

Listeners

Dmitri Shostakovich
Composer, Pianist
1906-1975

Listening to

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Haydn's trios and quartets
written by Joseph Haydn
Mozart's trios and quartets
written by Mozart
Beethoven's trios and quartets
written by Beethoven
Borodin's trios and quartets
written by Aleksandr Borodin
Tchaikovsky's trios and quartets
written by Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky

Experience Information

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

Notes

Excerpt from 'Sovetskaya Muzykam' No.9, 1956.


Originally submitted by verafonte on Thu, 14 Jan 2016 18:37:09 +0000
Approved on Sat, 23 Apr 2016 22:15:51 +0100