Dmitri Shostakovich in Novorossisk - 1961
from Dmitry Shostakovich-About Himself and His Times, pages 225-226:
And here I am in Novorossisk. I am deeply moved by the atmosphere on Heroes’ Square. I have often gone there to listen to the Chimes. And each time with bated breath I saw people passing over the square stop involuntarily at the Eternal Flame as the Chimes started playing, and listen in silence to the music, reminding them of the city’s defenders. It was a great joy for me to see the impression it produced.
Dmitri Shostakovich, and L. Grigoryev and Ya. Platek (ed.), Dmitry Shostakovich-About Himself and His Times (Moscow, 1981), p. 225-226. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1454974378083 accessed: 7 April, 2020
|Listening Environment||outdoors, in public|
Excerpt from 'Uralskyi Rabochiy', 4. Dec, 1961.