Dmitri Shostakovich in Edinburgh - 1962

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

Unfortunately, I had only one meeting with Benjamin Britten, whose opera The Turn of the Screw I heard performed by a London company in Edinburgh. Among the other touring companies, I would especially single out the Belgrade Opera, which put on Prokofiev’s The Gambler. I enjoyed this very much: this is the young Prokofiev, and music is very interesting, very fine… I think this work will be staged here too, sometime.

cite as

Dmitri Shostakovich, and L. Grigoryev and Ya. Platek (ed.), Dmitry Shostakovich-About Himself and His Times (Moscow, 1981), p. 233. accessed: 21 July, 2024

location of experience: Edinburgh


Dmitri Shostakovich
Composer, Pianist

Listening to

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'The Gambler'
written by Sergei Prokofiev
performed by Belgrade Opera
'The Turn of the Screw'
written by Benjamin Britten
performed by London company

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 20:34:04 +0000
Approved on Sat, 23 Apr 2016 22:25:39 +0100