Dmitri Shostakovich in Kuibyshev - 1942

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

I shall never forget the first performance of my Seventh Symphony in 1942 in Kuibyshev. Samosud’s method of working with the orchestra should be an example for young conductors. I have attended many of his rehearsals of operas and symphonies, and was impressed by his inspired skill, and by his ability to achieve both precision in the details and an overall rich sound from the orchestra…

cite as

Dmitri Shostakovich, and L. Grigoryev and Ya. Platek (ed.), Dmitry Shostakovich-About Himself and His Times (Moscow, 1981), p. 257. accessed: 13 June, 2024

location of experience: Kuibyshev


Dmitri Shostakovich
Composer, Pianist

Listening to

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Shostakovich's Seventh Symphony
written by Dmitri Shostakovich
performed by Samuil Samosud

Experience Information

Date/Time 1942
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in public


Excerpt from 'Izvestia', 15 May, 1964.

Originally submitted by verafonte on Mon, 29 Feb 2016 18:16:00 +0000
Approved on Sat, 23 Apr 2016 22:40:28 +0100