Dmitri Shostakovich in Armenia

from Dmitry Shostakovich-About Himself and His Times, page 241:

I have had a working holiday at Dilizhan, a wonderful, picturesque spot in the mountains, where I re-edited the score of Schumann’s Cello Concerto. Of course I also got to know some new pieces by my Armenian colleagues. The talented composer Alexander Arutyunian showed me the first act of his interesting opera Sayat- Nova, which he was working on with great zest. The composer Grigory Yegiazarian let me hear a recording of his latest symphony. Lazar Saryan is working on a violin …   more >>

cite as

Dmitri Shostakovich, and L. Grigoryev and Ya. Platek (ed.), Dmitry Shostakovich-About Himself and His Times (Moscow, 1981), p. 241. accessed: 24 July, 2024

location of experience: Armenia


Dmitri Shostakovich
Composer, Pianist

Listening to

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written by Alexander Arutyunian
Oedipus Rex
written by Igor Stravinksy
Grigory Yegiazarian's symphony
written by Grigory Yegiazarian

Experience Information

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Exceprt from 'Izvestia', 19 Aug., 1963.

Originally submitted by verafonte on Sat, 27 Feb 2016 23:02:53 +0000
Approved on Sat, 23 Apr 2016 22:30:39 +0100