Dmitri Shostakovich in Russia - the 1900's

from Dmitry Shostakovich-About Himself and His Times, page 193:

I have known David Oistrakh for almost a quarter of a century - since the day of his brilliant performance at the All-Union Performers Competition. The young violinist literally stunned the judges and the audience- including me- by his mastery. He played the most difficult works with the ease of a virtuoso, and everyone in the hall realised that he was witnessing the birth of a great master. Oistrakh received a tumultuous ovation.

cite as

Dmitri Shostakovich, and L. Grigoryev and Ya. Platek (ed.), Dmitry Shostakovich-About Himself and His Times (Moscow, 1981), p. 193. accessed: 29 February, 2024

location of experience: Russia


Dmitri Shostakovich
Composer, Pianist

Experience Information

Date/Time the 1900's
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public


Excerpt from 'Literaturnaya Gazeta', 8 June, 1957.

Originally submitted by verafonte on Sun, 03 Jan 2016 16:39:03 +0000
Approved on Sat, 23 Apr 2016 22:11:22 +0100