Dmitri Shostakovich in USA - 1973

from Dmitry Shostakovich-About Himself and His Times, pages 314-315:

After this I had to go to the USA. The Northwestern University in Evanston was to confer upon me an honorary doctor's degree. From Copenhagen we went to the French port of Le Havre, where we boarded the Soviet ocean liner Mikhail Lermontov, making her maiden trip to the United States. / To be honest, I've never enjoyed anything so much in my life. Everyone is in a great hurry these days (myself included), flying to the other side of the world in no time, and I shall never forget this week-long voyage. Until then I had never seen the sunrises and sunsets one gets on 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. 314-315. accessed: 21 June, 2024

location of experience: USA


Dmitri Shostakovich
Composer, Pianist

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Experience Information

Date/Time 1973
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public


Excerpt from 'Izvestia', 6 Aug., 1973.

Originally submitted by verafonte on Sat, 26 Mar 2016 01:59:57 +0000
Approved on Sat, 23 Apr 2016 22:53:54 +0100