Dmitri Shostakovich in Russia - in the beginning of the 1900's

from Dmitry Shostakovich-About Himself and His Times, page 180:

I met Vsevolod Meyerhold, who was staging Mayakovsky's The Bed-Bug, and wrote music for the play. Meyerhold was an outstanding musical producer. His production of The Queen of Spade was, in my opinion, a stupendous operatic achievement, and I should like to see this production revived. I have vivid memories of Meyerhold's production of Lermontov's The Masked Ball with music by Glazunov. 

cite as

Dmitri Shostakovich, and L. Grigoryev and Ya. Platek (ed.), Dmitry Shostakovich-About Himself and His Times (Moscow, 1981), p. 180. accessed: 1 March, 2024

location of experience: Russia


Dmitri Shostakovich
Composer, Pianist

Listening to

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The Masked Ball (Lermontov's play with music by Glazunov
written by Aleksandr Glazunov
The Queen of Spades
written by Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky

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 23:03:29 +0000
Approved on Sat, 23 Apr 2016 22:17:53 +0100