Dmitri Shostakovich in Mariinsky Theatre - the 1920's
from Dmitry Shostakovich-About Himself and His Times, page 179:
Having once felt a certain attraction towards modernism, I came to the firm conclusion that contemporary modernist trends had no future. It was a dead art, which in fifty years produced no living shoots. Modernist art won no sympathy for itself either here or abroad, despite the vociferous campaign waged there in its favour. This makes it all the more distressing that talented composers and genuine artists occasionally came under its influence. One such composer was Alban Berg, whom I knew personally and whose integrity I had no reason to doubt. I was deeply impressed by his … more >>
Dmitri Shostakovich, and L. Grigoryev and Ya. Platek (ed.), Dmitry Shostakovich-About Himself and His Times (Moscow, 1981), p. 179. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1452811431282 accessed: 9 December, 2022
Listening tohide composers
written by Alban Berg
|Listening Environment||in the company of others, indoors, in public|
Excerpt from 'Sovetskaya Muzyka', No.9, 1956.