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...
Dmitri Shostakovich, and L. Grigoryev and Ya. Platek (ed.), Dmitry Shostakovich-About Himself and His Times (Moscow, 1981), p. 177. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1452797374632 accessed: 2 December, 2023
Listening tohide composers
written by Alexander Pushkin
|Date/Time||in the beginning of the 1900's|
|Listening Environment||in the company of others, indoors, in public|
Excerpt from 'Sovetskaya Muzyka', No. 11, 1956.