Dmitri Shostakovich in Kirghizia

from Dmitry Shostakovich-About Himself and His Times, page 240:

The ten-day festival of Russian Soviet music in Kirghizia has finished. Being so full of interesting, unforgettable events, our ten-day sojourn in this wonderful republic simply flew past. The most vivid impressions I have are of my many meetings with the people of Kirghizia. About thirty concerts were given during the ten days. We even met people on the highways, along which our caravan of vehicles travelled… On the mountain pastures and in the cotton fields we met highly cultured people, who displayed broad interests and made…   more >>

cite as

Dmitri Shostakovich, and L. Grigoryev and Ya. Platek (ed.), Dmitry Shostakovich-About Himself and His Times (Moscow, 1981), p. 240. accessed: 20 April, 2024

location of experience: Kirghizia


Dmitri Shostakovich
Composer, Pianist

Experience Information

Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public


Excerpt from 'Pravda', 14 June, 1963.

Originally submitted by verafonte on Sat, 27 Feb 2016 22:45:50 +0000
Approved on Sat, 23 Apr 2016 22:29:16 +0100