Dmitri Shostakovich in Bolshoi Theatre - 1968

from Dmitry Shostakovich-About Himself and His Times, pages 285-286:


When I saw Carmen Suite at the Bolshoi Theatre, I was simply astounded by Rodion Shchedrin’s brilliant transcription of Bizet’s music. It is like an original piece of music and is worthy of a place alongside the best transcriptions by Liszt and Busoni. Outwardly, everything is so simple in Shchedrin’s transcription: none of Bizet’s melodies are changed, merely the accents are shifted- strings and …   more >>

cite as

Dmitri Shostakovich, and L. Grigoryev and Ya. Platek (ed.), Dmitry Shostakovich-About Himself and His Times (Moscow, 1981), p. 285-286. accessed: 21 July, 2024

location of experience: Bolshoi Theatre


Dmitri Shostakovich
Composer, Pianist

Listening to

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'Carmen suite' (Shchedrin's transcription)
written by Georges Bizet, Rodion Shchedrin

Experience Information

Date/Time 1968
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public


Excerpt from 'Yunost', No. 5, 1968.

Originally submitted by verafonte on Fri, 18 Mar 2016 16:40:26 +0000
Approved on Sat, 23 Apr 2016 22:47:00 +0100