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.
Dmitri Shostakovich, and L. Grigoryev and Ya. Platek (ed.), Dmitry Shostakovich-About Himself and His Times (Moscow, 1981), p. 241. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1456614314472 accessed: 7 December, 2022
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written by Dmitri Shostakovich
Excerpt from 'Sovetskaya Muzyka', No.9, 1963.