Dmitri Shostakovich in Prague - 1947

from Dmitry Shostakovich-About Himself and His Times, page 123:

The concerts given by the Soviet delegation in Prague were played to packed halls, the tickets having been sold out well in advance. Particularly astounding success was enjoyed by our violinist David Oistrakh. It has to be admitted that he really was in brilliant form and played immaculately at each of his concerts. The Prague audience was impatient to see Yevgeny Mravinsky again, whom it remembered from the previous year’s festival. The time round, his concerts were even more successful.

cite as

Dmitri Shostakovich, and L. Grigoryev and Ya. Platek (ed.), Dmitry Shostakovich-About Himself and His Times (Moscow, 1981), p. 123. accessed: 22 May, 2024

location of experience: Prague


Dmitri Shostakovich
Composer, Pianist

Experience Information

Date/Time 1947
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public


Excerpt from 'Vechernaya Moskva', 11 June, 1947.

Originally submitted by verafonte on Sat, 02 Jan 2016 21:30:11 +0000
Approved on Sat, 23 Apr 2016 21:56:05 +0100