Testimony- The memoirs of Shostakovich, as related to & edited by Solomon Volkov

Testimony- The memoirs of Shostakovich, as related to & edited by Solomon Volkov (written work, Book)

Listening experiences

1427752131988: I had not expressed a desire to study music before...

1427827695214: My mother, Sofiya Vasilyevna, saw this and insiste...

1427828130286: Mother studied at the Petersburg Conservatoire wit...

1427830167455: As a youth I was very harsh and intolerant. The sl...

1427830265752: I hear many mediocre musicians. A great many. But ...

1427830544099: I hate Toscanini. I’ve never heard him in a concer...

1427830776406: Stravinsky is one of the greatest composers of our...

1427833056826: I recall with pleasure my performance in the premi...

1427833724835: I have special memories of the Symphony of Psalms....

1427834839122: This Karapetian was a tenor and had a reputation i...

1427835074411: Another of Glière’s works that has unflagging popu...

1427835639499: The première of Wozzeck went brilliantly. The comp...

1427877541678: Yudina saw Mussorgsky as a purely religious compos...

1427917753861: Whatever Yudina played, she played ‘not like every...

1427917890676: Sofronitsky was like Yudina in that you never knew...

1427918497151: Sofronitsky and I played together several times, p...

1427919059909: Glazunov liked to recount how he ‘penetrated’ Wagn...

1427919292295: The celebrities were amazed by Glazunov, and he by...

1427921260889: When Glazunov sat down to demonstrate something on...

1427921502661: Glazunov himself loved to sit down at the piano, a...

1427921621409: I always told my students this story. Once Glazuno...

1427921696869: I spoke of these people, my acquaintances, in vari...

1427921745098: When I speak to small children I often don’t delve...

1427921858051: Voroshilov loved choral singing. He sang himself, ...

1427921933422: I wonder who plays the violins that Tuckhachevsky ...

1427922132834: Lady Macbeth touches on many themes. I wouldn’t wa...

1427922674889: They really loved Pechkovsky in Leningrad. He was ...

1427922992904: It’s funny to talk about it now, but there was a t...

1431345078511: And Glazunov played the piano rather well, I must ...

1431346802141: This quality of Jewish folk music is close to my i...

1431346935089: When they just send you music, it’s not so bad, I ...

1431347053025: Another form of musical torture which Glazunov suf...

1431347182660: After all, I like listening to music. That’s not t...

1431347357691: But the false culture isn’t giving up. I’m often i...

1431348004181: And here’s an opposite example, Hindemith’s music....

1431348289890: I suppose I can spend some time talking about the ...

1431348483873: In Rimsky-Korsakov’s version, the orchestra often ...

1431349701852: Another time Zoshchenko both touched me and distra...

author

Dmitri Shostakovich

published in

1979

editor/compiler

Soloman Volkov

publisher

Hamish Hamilton

translator

Antonina W. Bouis

ISBN

0-241-10321-5

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Cite as Dmitri Shostakovich, and Soloman Volkov (ed.), Testimony- The memoirs of Shostakovich, as related to & edited by Solomon Volkov (London, 1979)
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