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.

cite as

Dmitri Shostakovich, and L. Grigoryev and Ya. Platek (ed.), Dmitry Shostakovich-About Himself and His Times (Moscow, 1981), p. 225-226. accessed: 20 July, 2024

location of experience: Novorossisk


Dmitri Shostakovich
Composer, Pianist

Experience Information

Date/Time 1961
Medium live
Listening Environment outdoors, in public


Excerpt from 'Uralskyi Rabochiy', 4. Dec, 1961.

Originally submitted by verafonte on Mon, 08 Feb 2016 23:32:58 +0000
Approved on Sat, 23 Apr 2016 22:21:48 +0100