Dmitri Shostakovich in Mariinsky Theatre - in the beginning of the 1900's

from Dmitry Shostakovich-About Himself and His Times, page 177:

One of the most powerful musical recollections I have of my childhood is of my first visit to the Mariinsky Theatre, where I heard Eugene Onegin. I already knew the music, since it was often sung and played on the piano at home. But when I heard the opera played by an orchestra for the first time, I was astounded. A new world of orchestral sounds and varied instrumental colours opened up before me...

cite as

Dmitri Shostakovich, and L. Grigoryev and Ya. Platek (ed.), Dmitry Shostakovich-About Himself and His Times (Moscow, 1981), p. 177. accessed: 22 July, 2024

location of experience: Mariinsky Theatre


Dmitri Shostakovich
Composer, Pianist

Listening to

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Eugene Onegin
written by Alexander Pushkin

Experience Information

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


Excerpt from 'Sovetskaya Muzyka', No. 11, 1956.

Originally submitted by verafonte on Thu, 14 Jan 2016 18:49:34 +0000
Approved on Sat, 23 Apr 2016 22:16:13 +0100