Dmitri Shostakovich in Russia - 1946

from Dmitry Shostakovich-About Himself and His Times, page 121:

The Young Conductors Competition, which has just ended in Leningrad, has roused a good deal of public interest. / Most of the participants showed a fairly high level of understanding and decent technique, but not all of them properly understood the style and character of the works they performed, and not all, of course, displayed a real ability to work with an orchestra. / The competition highlighted several gifted conductors, and it is now up to the Arts Committee to take proper care of their futures.

cite as

Dmitri Shostakovich, and L. Grigoryev and Ya. Platek (ed.), Dmitry Shostakovich-About Himself and His Times (Moscow, 1981), p. 121. accessed: 19 May, 2024

location of experience: Russia


Dmitri Shostakovich
Composer, Pianist

Experience Information

Date/Time 1946
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public


Excerpt from 'Pravda', 26 July, 1946.

Originally submitted by verafonte on Sat, 02 Jan 2016 21:08:17 +0000
Approved on Sat, 23 Apr 2016 21:51:50 +0100