Dmitri Shostakovich in Russia - 1974

from Dmitry Shostakovich-About Himself and His Times, page 324:

All my most recent quartets- the Twelfth, Thirteenth and Fourteenth- have been first performed in Leningrad, usually by the Beethoven Quartet. But because of the death of their wonderful cellist, Sergei Shirinsky, they could not perform my Fifteenth. For this reason I asked the Taneyev Quartet for the first time. I must say they are first-class musicians, who play the quartet superbly. On the eve of its première in Leningrad I feel nervous - not about how it will be played (I have no qualms about that!) but about the work itself. 

cite as

Dmitri Shostakovich, and L. Grigoryev and Ya. Platek (ed.), Dmitry Shostakovich-About Himself and His Times (Moscow, 1981), p. 324. accessed: 15 April, 2024

location of experience: Russia


Dmitri Shostakovich
Composer, Pianist

Listening to

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Shostakovich's Fifteenth Quartet
written by Dmitri Shostakovich
performed by Taneyev Quartet

Experience Information

Date/Time 1974
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public


Excerpt from 'Vecherniy Leningrad', 15 Nov., 1974.

Originally submitted by verafonte on Sat, 26 Mar 2016 13:56:33 +0000
Approved on Sat, 23 Apr 2016 23:06:30 +0100