Dmitri Shostakovich in Mariinsky Theatre

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 >>

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Dmitri Shostakovich, and L. Grigoryev and Ya. Platek (ed.), Dmitry Shostakovich-About Himself and His Times (Moscow, 1981), p. 179. accessed: 24 May, 2024

location of experience: Mariinsky Theatre


Dmitri Shostakovich
Composer, Pianist

Listening to

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written by Alban Berg

Experience Information

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


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

Originally submitted by verafonte on Thu, 14 Jan 2016 22:43:51 +0000
Approved on Sat, 23 Apr 2016 22:17:12 +0100