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. accessed: 13 July, 2024

location of experience: London


Dmitri Shostakovich
Composer, Pianist

Listening to

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written by Modest Mussorgsky

Experience Information

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


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