Dmitri Shostakovich - 1969
from Dmitry Shostakovich-About Himself and His Times, page 290:
I have heard 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.
Dmitri Shostakovich, and L. Grigoryev and Ya. Platek (ed.), Dmitry Shostakovich-About Himself and His Times (Moscow, 1981), p. 290. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1458564059582 accessed: 1 October, 2023
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written by Moisei Weinberg
|Listening Environment||in the company of others, indoors, in public|
Excerpt from 'Muzykalnaya Zhizn', No. 1, 1969.