Dmitri Shostakovich - 1969

from Dmitry Shostakovich-About Himself and His Times, page 290:

I have heard Moisei Weinberg's opera The Passenger, for the third time, and with each hearing my astonishment grows 'crescendo'! Until I had heard the music, I, like, many others, was worried about how this symphony-writer would cope with an opera. But it is a real opera, a success to which all Weinberg's previous works paved the way. Apart from its musical merits, it is a work that is much needed today.  

cite as

Dmitri Shostakovich, and L. Grigoryev and Ya. Platek (ed.), Dmitry Shostakovich-About Himself and His Times (Moscow, 1981), p. 290. accessed: 15 June, 2024


Dmitri Shostakovich
Composer, Pianist

Listening to

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'The Passenger'
written by Moisei Weinberg

Experience Information

Date/Time 1969
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public


Excerpt from 'Muzykalnaya Zhizn', No. 1, 1969.

Originally submitted by verafonte on Mon, 21 Mar 2016 12:40:59 +0000
Approved on Sat, 23 Apr 2016 22:48:03 +0100