Dmitri Shostakovich in Warsaw

from Dmitry Shostakovich-About Himself and His Times, pages 204-205:

I was pleased by the performance of my First Piano Concerto. The orchestra, conductor, and solo trumpeter showed much skill and talent, and I am sincerely grateful to them. But perhaps I would have preferred to hear one of my other compositions at such an important and interesting festival, rather than my First Piano Concerto, which I do not count as one of my best works. I would not say that I am completely dissatisfied with the work, but still it might have been pleasanter to have heard something else on the opening day of the festival.

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Dmitri Shostakovich, and L. Grigoryev and Ya. Platek (ed.), Dmitry Shostakovich-About Himself and His Times (Moscow, 1981), p. 204. accessed: 13 June, 2024

location of experience: Warsaw


Dmitri Shostakovich
Composer, Pianist

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Shostakovich's Piano Concerto No. 1
written by Dmitri Shostakovich

Experience Information

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


Excerpt from a radio interview.

Originally submitted by verafonte on Mon, 08 Feb 2016 23:03:36 +0000
Approved on Sat, 23 Apr 2016 22:19:46 +0100