Dmitri Shostakovich in USA - 1973

from Dmitry Shostakovich-About Himself and His Times, page 315:

Arriving in New York, we immediately immersed ourselves in the local musical life. We heard Verdi's Aida at the Metropolitan Opera House and a symphony concert conducted by Pierre Boulez at Carnegie Hall. This composer has recently gone in for conducting in a big way, and is very succesful. But he introduced one unxpected new feature. The seats had been removed from the stalls and replaced by cushions on the floor. This was for the younger generation, who listened to the concert of serious works by Weber, Brahms, Stravinsky and the American classica Ives, either sitting …   more >>

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Dmitri Shostakovich, and L. Grigoryev and Ya. Platek (ed.), Dmitry Shostakovich-About Himself and His Times (Moscow, 1981), p. 315. accessed: 25 June, 2024

location of experience: USA


Dmitri Shostakovich
Composer, Pianist

Listening to

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written by Giuseppe Verdi
Works by Weber, Brahms, Stravinsky and Ives
written by Ives, Igor Stravinksy, Brahms, Max Weber
performed by Pierre Boulez

Experience Information

Date/Time 1973
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public


Excerpt from 'Izvestia', 6 Aug., 1973.

Originally submitted by verafonte on Sat, 26 Mar 2016 02:07:10 +0000
Approved on Sat, 23 Apr 2016 22:55:02 +0100