Dmitri Shostakovich in Russia - 1966

from Dmitry Shostakovich-About Himself and His Times, pages 270-271:


 Unfortunately, ill-health prevented me from attending the concerts at the White Nights Festival. I did manage to hear some of them on radio and television, however, and due to the kindness of the radio and television workers I have also heard tape-recordings of some of the works performed. / The Festival was excellently organised. I would like to express my warmest thanks to all those involved in running the Festival and to all the performers who showed such talent and skill in playing my works…


cite as

Dmitri Shostakovich, and L. Grigoryev and Ya. Platek (ed.), Dmitry Shostakovich-About Himself and His Times (Moscow, 1981), p. 270-271. accessed: 17 June, 2024

location of experience: Russia


Dmitri Shostakovich
Composer, Pianist

Listening to

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Experience Information

Date/Time 1966
Medium broadcast, playback
Listening Environment in private, indoors


Excerpt from 'Vecherniy Leningrad', 4 July, 1966.

Originally submitted by verafonte on Fri, 18 Mar 2016 16:12:38 +0000
Approved on Sat, 23 Apr 2016 22:44:59 +0100