Dmitri Shostakovich - the 1900's

from Dmitry Shostakovich-About Himself and His Times, page 317:

Often it happens that I am sitting listening to one of my own works, and I am aware that my ideas are falling on stony ground; at other times I feel that real contact has been made. It was very useful, by the way that I learned to play the piano and performed in public. It has been of enourmous benefit for my composition. It also made me aware of the audience, whom I always try to serve. 

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Dmitri Shostakovich, and L. Grigoryev and Ya. Platek (ed.), Dmitry Shostakovich-About Himself and His Times (Moscow, 1981), p. 317. accessed: 7 December, 2022


Dmitri Shostakovich
Composer, Pianist

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Date/Time the 1900's


Excerpt from a documentary film "Dmitry Shostakovich".

Originally submitted by verafonte on Sat, 26 Mar 2016 02:14:16 +0000
Approved on Sat, 23 Apr 2016 22:55:33 +0100