Dmitri Shostakovich in Russia - in the middle of the 1900's

from Dmitry Shostakovich-About Himself and His Times, page 235:

I have always been delighted by the diversity of his [Yury Shaporin] work. The younger generation of Soviet musicians know Shaporin as a great composer, an outstanding teacher and someone who never neglected his public duties. But the musicians of my generation also know him as an excellent conductor and pianist. He always enjoyed great success as a conductor at the Gorky Drama Tehatre in Leningrad. It was there, by the way, that he conducted his own first-rate music for the play The Flea …   more >>

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Dmitri Shostakovich, and L. Grigoryev and Ya. Platek (ed.), Dmitry Shostakovich-About Himself and His Times (Moscow, 1981), p. 235. accessed: 25 May, 2024

location of experience: Russia


Dmitri Shostakovich
Composer, Pianist

Listening to

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'The Flea'
written by Yuri Shaporin

Experience Information

Date/Time in the middle of the 1900's
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public


Excerpt from 'Sovetskaya Muzyka', No. 11, 1962.

Originally submitted by verafonte on Sat, 27 Feb 2016 22:20:39 +0000
Approved on Sat, 23 Apr 2016 22:26:55 +0100