Dmitri Shostakovich - the 1900's

from Dmitry Shostakovich-About Himself and His Times, pages 256-257:

Or take Fiorenza Cossotto. When she sang Santuzza’s aria in Mascagni’s Cavalleria Rusticana (an opera, by the way, which I have never liked), everything became clear: she told of Santuzza’s sufferings only through her singing, standing almost motionless in a simple dress on the stage of the Grand Hall of the Conservatoire. /I hope I will not be suspected of underestimating the work of the producer, the artist, and, of course, the conductor. We are all aware of the …   more >>

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Dmitri Shostakovich, and L. Grigoryev and Ya. Platek (ed.), Dmitry Shostakovich-About Himself and His Times (Moscow, 1981), p. 256-257. accessed: 16 July, 2024


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Santuzzas's aria from Mascagni's 'Cavalleria Rusticana'
written by Pietro Mascagni
performed by Fiorenza Cossotto

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Date/Time the 1900's
Medium live


Excerpt from Sovetskaya Muzyka, No. 12, 1964.

Originally submitted by verafonte on Sun, 28 Feb 2016 22:43:02 +0000
Approved on Sat, 23 Apr 2016 22:39:45 +0100