Dmitri Shostakovich in Saint Petersburg - in the beginning of the 1900's

from Dmitry Shostakovich-About Himself and His Times, page 178:

My Conservatoire years were tough ones. I still remember the cold classrooms in the unheated building, the meagre rations, and the devastation in the city. Every day I had to cover the fair distance from our house on Nikolayevskaya Street (now Marat Street) to the Conservatoire and back again. If the trams were running at all, they were extremely infrequent and it was hard to get on them. But despite all the hardships, I have warm memories of this period. My fellow-students loved to play music, and we also listened to lots of good music. We were prepared to walk miles and even forgo our …   more >>

cite as

Dmitri Shostakovich, and L. Grigoryev and Ya. Platek (ed.), Dmitry Shostakovich-About Himself and His Times (Moscow, 1981), p. 178. accessed: 27 May, 2024

location of experience: Saint Petersburg


Dmitri Shostakovich
Composer, Pianist

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 20:24:48 +0000
Approved on Sat, 23 Apr 2016 22:16:44 +0100