Dmitri Shostakovich in Prague - 1953

from Dmitry Shostakovich-About Himself and His Times, page 149:

My last visit to the traditional ‘Prague Spring’ Music Festival was a great event in my life. I had thought I knew Czech music fairly well, but in Prague I realised that my knowledge was in fact quite scanty, and mainly restricted to the past. What I heard at the Festival surpassed all my expectations. I was impressed by the flourishing of modern Czech music, which is taking on a truly national character and confidently continuing the best traditions of the Czech classics. I shall always remember my friendly meetings with …   more >>

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Dmitri Shostakovich, and L. Grigoryev and Ya. Platek (ed.), Dmitry Shostakovich-About Himself and His Times (Moscow, 1981), p. 149. accessed: 15 April, 2024

location of experience: Prague


Dmitri Shostakovich
Composer, Pianist

Listening to

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Modern Czech music

Experience Information

Date/Time 1953
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public


Excerpt from a radio broadcast.

Originally submitted by verafonte on Sat, 02 Jan 2016 22:11:21 +0000
Approved on Sat, 23 Apr 2016 22:03:10 +0100