Dmitri Shostakovich in Edinburgh - 1962
from Dmitry Shostakovich-About Himself and His Times, page 233:
Unfortunately, I had only one meeting with Benjamin Britten, whose opera The Turn of the Screw I heard performed by a London company in Edinburgh. Among the other touring companies, I would especially single out the Belgrade Opera, which put on Prokofiev’s The Gambler. I enjoyed this very much: this is the young Prokofiev, and music is very interesting, very fine… I think this work will be staged here too, sometime.
Dmitri Shostakovich, and L. Grigoryev and Ya. Platek (ed.), Dmitry Shostakovich-About Himself and His Times (Moscow, 1981), p. 233. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1456518830987 accessed: 7 December, 2023
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written by Sergei Prokofiev
|performed by Belgrade Opera|
'The Turn of the Screw'
written by Benjamin Britten
|performed by London company|
|Listening Environment||in the company of others, indoors, in public|
Excerpt from a radio interview.