Dmitri Shostakovich in Zhukovka - 23 December, 1969

from Story of a Friendship. The letters of Dmitry Shostakovich to Isaak Glikman with a commentary by Isaak Glikman, pages 170-171:

I am not at all steady when I stand up. My hands are not functioning very well either; however I went to the Great Hall of the Conservatoire on 23 December to hear Haydn’s 46th symphony and my 14th. There are to be further performances of my symphony on the 28 December in the House of Scholars and on the 30th in the Great Hall of the Conservatoire; if I feel strong enough I shall attend these concerts. / It seems to me that Miroshnikova and Yevgeny Vladimirov sing better than their opposite numbers (Vishnevskaya and Reshetin). Barshai’s orchestra is simply superb.
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Dmitri Shostakovich / Isaac Glikman, Story of a Friendship. The letters of Dmitry Shostakovich to Isaak Glikman with a commentary by Isaak Glikman (Queen Square, London, 2001), p. 170-171. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1431516577066 accessed: 30 May, 2023

location of experience: Zhukovka

Listeners

Dmitri Shostakovich
Composer, Pianist
1906-1975

Listening to

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Haydn’s 46th symphony
written by Haydn
performed by Barshai, Miroshnikova, Yevgeny Vladimirov
Shostakovich's Fourteenth Symphony
written by Dmitri Shostakovich
performed by Barshai, Miroshnikova, Yevgeny Vladimirov

Experience Information

Date/Time 23 December, 1969
Medium live
Listening Environment indoors, in public

Notes

Letter from Dmitri Shostakovich to Isaak Glikman, 26 December 1969 Zhukovka.


Originally submitted by verafonte on Wed, 13 May 2015 12:29:37 +0100
Approved on Mon, 16 Nov 2015 16:30:02 +0000