Dmitri Shostakovich in Tashkent - 1964

from Dmitry Shostakovich-About Himself and His Times, page 252:

At the Uzbekistan Composer’s Union I heard some interesting chamber, vocal and instrumental works.  I also heard operas in Tashkent, and was given a cordial reception at the Conservatoire. I should like to emphasise the fairly high professional level of the composers and performers there. The composers of Uzbekistan draw their inspiration from the people and from folk music.

cite as

Dmitri Shostakovich, and L. Grigoryev and Ya. Platek (ed.), Dmitry Shostakovich-About Himself and His Times (Moscow, 1981), p. 252. accessed: 25 February, 2024

location of experience: Tashkent


Dmitri Shostakovich
Composer, Pianist

Listening to

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chamber, vocal and instrumental works

Experience Information

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


Excerpt from ´Pravda Vostoka, 28 April, 1964.

Originally submitted by verafonte on Sun, 28 Feb 2016 22:29:10 +0000
Approved on Sat, 23 Apr 2016 22:38:37 +0100