Dmitri Shostakovich - the 1900's
from Dmitry Shostakovich-About Himself and His Times, pages 256-257:
Or take Fiorenza Cossotto. When she sang Santuzza’s aria in Mascagni’s Cavalleria Rusticana (an opera, by the way, which I have never liked), everything became clear: she told of Santuzza’s sufferings only through her singing, standing almost motionless in a simple dress on the stage of the Grand Hall of the Conservatoire. /I hope I will not be suspected of underestimating the work of the producer, the artist, and, of course, the conductor. We are all aware of the … more >>
Dmitri Shostakovich, and L. Grigoryev and Ya. Platek (ed.), Dmitry Shostakovich-About Himself and His Times (Moscow, 1981), p. 256-257. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1456699368104 accessed: 2 December, 2023
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Santuzzas's aria from Mascagni's 'Cavalleria Rusticana'
written by Pietro Mascagni
|performed by Fiorenza Cossotto|
Excerpt from Sovetskaya Muzyka, No. 12, 1964.