Dmitri Shostakovich - in the middle of the 1900's
from Dmitry Shostakovich-About Himself and His Times, page 296:
Gustav is a brilliant master, and I am happy that he has been awarded the Lenin Prize. I have heard many excellent male choirs, both Soviet and foreign, but the superb ensemble started up by Gustav , which recently celebrated its twenty-fifth anniversary, is the best of the lot. For this reason I particularly looked forward to the première of my ballades.
Dmitri Shostakovich, and L. Grigoryev and Ya. Platek (ed.), Dmitry Shostakovich-About Himself and His Times (Moscow, 1981), p. 296. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1458564806589 accessed: 24 September, 2023
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Excerpt from 'Izvestia', 7 Dec., 1970.