Dmitri Shostakovich in Moscow - 1942
from Dmitry Shostakovich-About Himself and His Times, page 93:
I am extremely satisfied with the performance. The excellent orchestra of the Bolshoi Theatre with its conductor Samuil Samosud played the work [Seventh Symphony] superbly. The fate of the symphony - which was written under the impression of the Leningrader’s heroic defence of their city, and is dedicated to these valiant Sovietic patriots- is in capable hands.
Dmitri Shostakovich, and L. Grigoryev and Ya. Platek (ed.), Dmitry Shostakovich-About Himself and His Times (Moscow, 1981), p. 93. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1451587888356 accessed: 7 December, 2023
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Shostakovich's Seventh Symphony
written by Dmitri Shostakovich
|performed by Samuil Samosud, orchestra of the Bolshoi Theatre|
|Listening Environment||in the company of others, indoors, in public|
Excerpt from 'Vechernaya Moskva', 19 Feb., 1942.