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. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1458319204084 accessed: 21 July, 2024

location of experience: Bolshoi Theatre

Listeners

Dmitri Shostakovich
Composer, Pianist
1906-1975

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

Notes

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