Isaak Glikman - 7 February, 1974
Today I received a recording of the Fourteenth Symphony which Shostakovich had inscribed to me. The conductor on this recording was Rostropovich, the soloists Galina Vishnevskaya and Mark Reshetin. I was particularly impressed by ‘Lorelei’, ‘The Suicide’ and ‘On Watch’, but the other movements also sounded superb. The whole performance was permeated with the extraordinary expressivity that is the hallmark of Rostropovich the cellist and Rostropovich the conductor.
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. 194. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1431535053854 accessed: 2 February, 2023
Originally submitted by verafonte on Wed, 13 May 2015 17:37:33 +0100
Approved on Mon, 16 Nov 2015 16:35:07 +0000