Dmitri Shostakovich in Russia - 1964

from Dmitry Shostakovich-About Himself and His Times, page 251:

All the concerts, meetings and conversations at the Festival [Second Modern Music Festival] were great events for me. Much of what I have written over the last forty years was performed here in a mere ten days. I saw the whole of my career, from the First Symphony to my most recent work, the orchestrated version of the cycle From Jewish Folk Poetry, first performed at one of the Festival concerts. Almost fifty of my works were played – considerably more than at the recent Festival in Edinburgh.

cite as

Dmitri Shostakovich, and L. Grigoryev and Ya. Platek (ed.), Dmitry Shostakovich-About Himself and His Times (Moscow, 1981), p. 251. accessed: 24 July, 2024

location of experience: Russia


Dmitri Shostakovich
Composer, Pianist

Listening to

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Shostakovich's works
written by Dmitri Shostakovich
First Symphony
written by Dmitri Shostakovich
'From Jewish Folk Poetry'
written by Dmitri Shostakovich

Experience Information

Date/Time 1964
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public


Excerpt from 'Pravda', 25 Feb., 1964.

Originally submitted by verafonte on Sun, 28 Feb 2016 22:21:42 +0000
Approved on Sat, 23 Apr 2016 22:38:02 +0100