Dmitri Shostakovich - the 1900's

from Dmitry Shostakovich-About Himself and His Times, page 256:

Listening to a singer such as Mirella Freni, one cannot help thinking that the human voice alone contains all that is necessary to express an operatic character, and all the theatrical props merely perform the function of a delicate setting for a precious stone or a tasteful frame for a painting.

cite as

Dmitri Shostakovich, and L. Grigoryev and Ya. Platek (ed.), Dmitry Shostakovich-About Himself and His Times (Moscow, 1981), p. 256. accessed: 7 December, 2022


Dmitri Shostakovich
Composer, Pianist

Experience Information

Date/Time the 1900's


Excerpt from 'Sovetskaya Muzyka, No. 12, 1964.

Originally submitted by verafonte on Sun, 28 Feb 2016 22:38:43 +0000
Approved on Sat, 23 Apr 2016 22:39:05 +0100