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

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

We students were regular visitors to concerts at the Philharmonia and the opera house. We always went to rehearsals, too. Having no money, we perfected the act of walking into the halls without paying, but with no fuss and great decorum, causing amasement and great consternation amongst the ushers and administrators. But these small ‘crimes’ were made up for by the immense store of musical knowledge which we gained in such an ‘unseemly’ way.

cite as

Dmitri Shostakovich, and L. Grigoryev and Ya. Platek (ed.), Dmitry Shostakovich-About Himself and His Times (Moscow, 1981), p. 237. accessed: 15 July, 2024

location of experience: Russia


Dmitri Shostakovich
Composer, Pianist

Experience Information

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


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

Originally submitted by verafonte on Sat, 27 Feb 2016 22:39:34 +0000
Approved on Sat, 23 Apr 2016 22:28:38 +0100