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

from Dmitry Shostakovich-About Himself and His Times, page 237:

Kryzhanovsky was very interested in folk music. Every time I visited him he used to bring out a pile of music – his collection of folk melodies – and play or sing me examples. All this must certainly have helped to establish my own interest in folk music. It was then, too, that I heard the great Russian singers Fyodor Shalyapin and Ivan Yershov. And all this was part of the Conservatoire ‘milieu’.

cite as

Dmitri Shostakovich, and L. Grigoryev and Ya. Platek (ed.), Dmitry Shostakovich-About Himself and His Times (Moscow, 1981), p. 237. accessed: 23 June, 2024

location of experience: Russia


Dmitri Shostakovich
Composer, Pianist

Listening to

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folk melodies

Experience Information

Date/Time in the beginning of the 1900's
Medium playback
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors


Excerpt from "Leningradskaya konservatoria v vospominaniyakh (Reminiscences about the Leningrad Conservatoire), Leningrad, 1962.

Originally submitted by verafonte on Sat, 27 Feb 2016 22:31:19 +0000
Approved on Sat, 23 Apr 2016 22:27:20 +0100