Dmitri Shostakovich - the 1900's

from Dmitry Shostakovich-About Himself and His Times, page 272:

 …I consider it my fortune that I have a great many likes: Russian and foreign writers and composers, classical and contemporary. And I think that this is an attitude that every person and every musician should foster in himself. That is my advice to everyone, for one can lose so much otherwise… Someone once reproached me for being omnivorous, saying that I devoured all music ‘from Bach to Offenbach’. But I consider this to be my good fortune. I enjoy both the great music of Bach and the…   more >>

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Dmitri Shostakovich, and L. Grigoryev and Ya. Platek (ed.), Dmitry Shostakovich-About Himself and His Times (Moscow, 1981), p. 272. accessed: 27 May, 2024


Dmitri Shostakovich
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Date/Time the 1900's


Excerpt from 'Muzykalnaya, Zhizn, No. 17, 1966.

Originally submitted by verafonte on Fri, 18 Mar 2016 16:19:31 +0000
Approved on Sat, 23 Apr 2016 22:45:44 +0100