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.
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: 18 January, 2022
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written by Modest Mussorgsky
|Date/Time||in the middle of the 1900's|
|Listening Environment||indoors, in public|
Excerpt from a documentary film "Dmitry Shostakovich".