Dmitri Shostakovich - the 1900's

from Dmitry Shostakovich-About Himself and His Times, page 241:

The Beethoven Quartet, that wonderful ensemble which has made such a contribution to the development of Soviet music, is forty years old. / Their great artistic skills and enthusiasm in popularising Soviet music have inspired many composers over the years to write new chamber works. Personally I have always derived great pleasure from my working association with these talented musicians, and am sincerely grateful for the mastery they have shown in performing my works.

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Dmitri Shostakovich, and L. Grigoryev and Ya. Platek (ed.), Dmitry Shostakovich-About Himself and His Times (Moscow, 1981), p. 241. accessed: 7 December, 2022


Dmitri Shostakovich
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Date/Time the 1900's
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Excerpt from 'Sovetskaya Muzyka', No.9, 1963.

Originally submitted by verafonte on Sat, 27 Feb 2016 23:05:24 +0000
Approved on Sat, 23 Apr 2016 22:31:54 +0100