Dmitri Shostakovich in Edinburgh - 1962

from Dmitry Shostakovich-About Himself and His Times, pages 231-233:

Over a period of three weeks, many of my symphonies and chamber works have been performed in Edinburgh. I found it extremely interesting and useful to hear these works rendered by various orchestras, conductors, quartets and singers. I am now critically disposed towards much of what I have written, I am not satisfied with some things. In my view, this kind of reappraisal of one’s work over the years is absolutely unavoidable. / In the first place, I should like to rest a little. Strange though it may seem, I am exhausted by …   more >>

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Dmitri Shostakovich, and L. Grigoryev and Ya. Platek (ed.), Dmitry Shostakovich-About Himself and His Times (Moscow, 1981), p. 231-233. accessed: 29 May, 2024

location of experience: Edinburgh


Dmitri Shostakovich
Composer, Pianist

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Shostakovich's symphonies and chamber works
written by Dmitri Shostakovich

Experience Information

Date/Time 1962
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public


Excerpt from a radio interview.

Originally submitted by verafonte on Fri, 26 Feb 2016 20:29:07 +0000
Approved on Sat, 23 Apr 2016 22:24:49 +0100