Dmitri Shostakovich in Repino - 24 February, 1975
Before my arrival, Shostakovich had been listening to Boris Tishchenko play through his gigantic new Fourth Symphony. Shostakovich had praise for the third, fourth and fifth movements, but was rather more reserved about the first and second movements. He said: I'm not generally very talkative. I don't like engaging in analysis and conversation about works I have heard, and I'm not good at it. All I do is listen to music that is presented to me. I either like it, or I don't. That's all.'
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. 201. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1432130852814 accessed: 4 October, 2023
location of experience: Repino
Originally submitted by verafonte on Wed, 20 May 2015 15:07:33 +0100
Approved on Mon, 16 Nov 2015 16:37:06 +0000