Dmitri Shostakovich - 1974

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

I have seen the ballet Yaroslavna  by the Leningrad composer Boris Tishchenko three times. And each time I was gripped by the power and expressiveness of this music, so Russian in spirit. The ballet, directed by the choreographer Oleg Vinogradov, who also wrote the libretto, is interesting and rather polemical, and I admit that some parts may seem questionable in conception to the audience. Personally, I agree with the author's treatment. / The ballet is severe and tragic. It deviates from the usual conception of Prince Igor's campaign, and from the majesty of Borodin's …   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: 27 February, 2024


Dmitri Shostakovich
Composer, Pianist

Listening to

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written by Boris Tishchenko

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 13:47:22 +0000
Approved on Sat, 23 Apr 2016 23:04:40 +0100