Dmitri Shostakovich in Russia - 1960

from Dmitry Shostakovich-About Himself and His Times, page 211:

One often hears lamentations to the effect that Soviet opera is sufficiently vivid and diverse, that it to a certain extent lags behind other forms and genres of Soviet art. In many ways these lamentations are justified. But we do not always fully appreciate those achievements that have been made. Sergei Prokofiev, in my view, was most perspicacious in seeing new ways to develop Soviet opera. One of his best works is The Monastery Betrothal (The Duenna). It was a pleasure, therefore, to …   more >>

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Dmitri Shostakovich, and L. Grigoryev and Ya. Platek (ed.), Dmitry Shostakovich-About Himself and His Times (Moscow, 1981), p. 211. accessed: 14 July, 2024

location of experience: Russia


Dmitri Shostakovich
Composer, Pianist

Listening to

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'The Monastery Betrothal' (The Duenna)
written by Sergei Prokofiev

Experience Information

Date/Time 1960
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public


Expert from 'Pravda', 3 March, 1960.

Originally submitted by verafonte on Mon, 08 Feb 2016 23:21:36 +0000
Approved on Sat, 23 Apr 2016 22:20:45 +0100