Dmitri Shostakovich - the 1900's

from Dmitry Shostakovich-About Himself and His Times, page 297:

Beethoven is one of the composers I love most dearly. There are none of his works which I would not like to hear again and again. Both in my early years and later, his work has been a powerful influence on me. Many of my compositions came about under the direct influence of his genius. And he is still with me today. For me his work will always be linked with the great ideals of freedom and the struggle for man's happiness.  

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Dmitri Shostakovich, and L. Grigoryev and Ya. Platek (ed.), Dmitry Shostakovich-About Himself and His Times (Moscow, 1981), p. 297. accessed: 7 December, 2022


Dmitri Shostakovich
Composer, Pianist

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Date/Time the 1900's


Excerpt from 'Vechernaya Moskva', 15 Dec., 1970.

Originally submitted by verafonte on Mon, 21 Mar 2016 12:58:15 +0000
Approved on Sat, 23 Apr 2016 22:49:39 +0100