Dmitri Shostakovich in London - in the middle of the 1900's

from Dmitry Shostakovich-About Himself and His Times, page 319:

Comparatively recently, a couple of years ago, I was in London and heard Mussorgsky's Khovanshchina, using my orchestration. They sang well, but of course the Russian in Khovanshchina is not quite the same as it is nowadays; and then there was a bit of an English accent ... It wasn't quite right. 

cite as

Dmitri Shostakovich, and L. Grigoryev and Ya. Platek (ed.), Dmitry Shostakovich-About Himself and His Times (Moscow, 1981), p. 319. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1458959717327 accessed: 17 October, 2021

location of experience: London

Listeners

Dmitri Shostakovich
Composer, Pianist
1906-1975

Listening to

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'Khovanshchina'
written by Modest Mussorgsky

Experience Information

Date/Time in the middle of the 1900's
Medium live
Listening Environment indoors, in public

Notes

Excerpt from a documentary film "Dmitry Shostakovich".


Originally submitted by verafonte on Sat, 26 Mar 2016 02:35:17 +0000
Approved on Sat, 23 Apr 2016 23:02:37 +0100