Dmitri Shostakovich - the 1900's
from Dmitry Shostakovich-About Himself and His Times, pages 312-313:
Among the many recordings of Rakhmaninov's piano playing left after his death, there is one very short piece which always especially moves one. It is not even one of his own works, but a piece from Chaikovsky's The Seasons- November: Troika Ride. Rakhmaninov plays Chaikovsky's music as though he had composed it himself. And if we knew absolutely nothing about Rakhmaninov's life and experiences abroad, the recording of Troika Ride would reveal the whole truth to us. In Chaikovsky's piece Rakhmaninov, one feels, expresses all his terrible … more >>
Dmitri Shostakovich, and L. Grigoryev and Ya. Platek (ed.), Dmitry Shostakovich-About Himself and His Times (Moscow, 1981), p. 312-313. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1458956664388 accessed: 9 December, 2022
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written by Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky
|performed by Sergei Rachmaninoff|
Excerpt from 'Izvestia', 31 March, 1973.