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.
Dmitri Shostakovich, and L. Grigoryev and Ya. Platek (ed.), Dmitry Shostakovich-About Himself and His Times (Moscow, 1981), p. 204. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1454972616773 accessed: 29 September, 2022
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Shostakovich's Piano Concerto No. 1
written by Dmitri Shostakovich
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Excerpt from a radio interview.