Dmitri Shostakovich - the 1900's

from Dmitry Shostakovich-About Himself and His Times, page 318:

Of course I borrow things here and there certainly. I have taken a lot from Russian folk music, and from Ukranian, German, Italian ...everywhere! My First Piano Concerto, for example, was written under the influence of American folk music. I have heard a lot of folk music, and of course this influences me. 

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Dmitri Shostakovich, and L. Grigoryev and Ya. Platek (ed.), Dmitry Shostakovich-About Himself and His Times (Moscow, 1981), p. 318. accessed: 7 December, 2022


Dmitri Shostakovich
Composer, Pianist

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American folk music

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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 02:17:01 +0000
Approved on Sat, 23 Apr 2016 22:56:12 +0100