Dmitri Shostakovich in Moscow - in the middle of the 1900's

from Dmitry Shostakovich-About Himself and His Times, page 155:

The music of the Chinese people interests me greatly as a composer. In their music the people express their thoughts and feelings, their joys and sorrows, their happiness and love. Chinese music is original and distinctive. I have now learnt about many ancient musical instruments which I had never seen before; I listened to them and was delighted by the richness of their timbre and enormous emotional power. I thoroughly enjoyed listening to the Chinese virtuoso musicians, playing on ancient instruments built in time out of mind. We …   more >>

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Dmitri Shostakovich, and L. Grigoryev and Ya. Platek (ed.), Dmitry Shostakovich-About Himself and His Times (Moscow, 1981), p. 155. accessed: 15 April, 2024

location of experience: Moscow


Dmitri Shostakovich
Composer, Pianist

Listening to

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Chinese music

Experience Information

Date/Time in the middle of the 1900's
Medium live


Excerpt from 'Izvestia', 30 Sept., 1954

Originally submitted by verafonte on Sat, 02 Jan 2016 22:13:04 +0000
Approved on Sat, 23 Apr 2016 22:05:27 +0100