Dmitri Shostakovich in Prague - 1947
from Dmitry Shostakovich-About Himself and His Times, page 123:
Two of the Festival’s most interesting performances were given by the Frenchman Charles Munch, conducting Arthur Honegger’s new symphony (written in 1943), and by the Swiss Ernest Ansermet, conducting Stravinsky’s Third Symphony. Honegger’s symphony is notable for its striving towards great depth of thought and emotion. The same tendencies can be seen, I think, in Stravinsky’s new symphony, in which his typically brilliant orchestration is accompanied by simpler, pithier musical language and more profound emotions.
Dmitri Shostakovich, and L. Grigoryev and Ya. Platek (ed.), Dmitry Shostakovich-About Himself and His Times (Moscow, 1981), p. 123. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1451770111135 accessed: 1 December, 2023
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Arthur Honegger's symphony
written by Arthur Honegger
|performed by Charles Munch|
Stravinsky's Third Symphony
written by Igor Stravinksy
|performed by Ernest Ansermet|
|Listening Environment||in the company of others, indoors, in public|
Excerpt from 'Vechernaya Moskva', 11 June, 1947.