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.
Dmitri Shostakovich, and L. Grigoryev and Ya. Platek (ed.), Dmitry Shostakovich-About Himself and His Times (Moscow, 1981), p. 318. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1458958621756 accessed: 7 December, 2022
Listening tohide composers
|American folk music|
Excerpt from a documentary film "Dmitry Shostakovich".