Dmitri Shostakovich in Russia - 1974

from Dmitry Shostakovich-About Himself and His Times, page 323:

I thoroughly enjoyed the production of Shchedrin's opera Not Only Love. This is an excellent original work about the people of a modern collective-farm village, with fresh new music and apt intonational characterisation. Over the past twenty years the opera has been staged often, but was not successful. The producers could not find the key to the expression of its subtle and poetic imagery on stage. But now Pokrovsky at the Moscow Kamerny Musical Theatre and Pasynkov in Leningrad are each staging their own versions of the opera, with some success. I find the Leningrad …   more >>

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Dmitri Shostakovich, and L. Grigoryev and Ya. Platek (ed.), Dmitry Shostakovich-About Himself and His Times (Moscow, 1981), p. 323. accessed: 23 February, 2024

location of experience: Russia


Dmitri Shostakovich
Composer, Pianist

Listening to

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'Not Only Love'
written by Shchedrin

Experience Information

Date/Time 1974
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public


Excerpt from 'Izvestia', 22 July, 1974.

Originally submitted by verafonte on Sat, 26 Mar 2016 02:40:48 +0000
Approved on Sat, 23 Apr 2016 23:03:29 +0100