Add to favorite
Subscribe to our Newsletters Subscribe to our Newsletters Get Daily Updates RSS

Americans Commemorate 100th Anniversary Of Dmitry Shostakovitch Birthday
30.01.2006 17:47
Americans Commemorate 100th Anniversary Of Dmitry Shostakovitch Birthday

Memorial evening of the prominent Russian composer Dmitry Shostakovitch has been held in New York. It was in New York where the famous anti-fascist Seventh Symphony was heard for the first time in summer 1942.
      The world premiere of the Seventh Symphony took place in New York, before it was performed in the blockaded Leningrad. Maestros Kusivitsky, Stakovsky and Toskanini competed for the right to broadcast it over the BBC radio. Toskanini won, as he had the best reputation as an anti-fascist and Mussolinis enemy. After the radio concert in July 1942 the symphony was played dozens times more during that year. The resonance of the symphony was unheard-of. Shostakovitch who never visited the States, became for the Americans a real hero, the embodiment of the unyielding blockaded Leningrad.
      It was this symphony that changed the attitude of the Americans towards the USSR during the war. According to Solomon Volkov, the author of the book Shostakovitch and Stalin, the delivery of the Symphony score to New York was like a detective story. It was recorded at a special photo film and brought by plane first to Teheran, then to Cairo and through the Atlantic to New York. Till date this music remains deeply symbolic for American intelligentsia. It was the Seventh Symphony that was performed by Temirkanov Orchestra in the UNO for the anniversary of the Great Victory.
      Read about Dmitry Shostakovitch in Classical Music
      and Opera


Next Previous

You might also find interesting:

Reconstruction Gunnery Gathering in Suzdal
Exhibition "August Numismatist" in Moscow
Exhibition "Repin: the Myth of Tolstoy" in Leo Tolstoy Museum
Unforgettable May Holidays in the Big Creative Company Museums
Photo Exhibition "Moscow of the 19th and 21st Centuries"

Comment on our site

RSS   twitter   facebook   submit

Bookmark and Share

search on the map
New Year  Russian business  Murmansk  Russian regions  Belgorod Shooting  Resources  Olympics 2012  snowmobile  St. Petersburg  Historical Places of Moscow  Russian Photographers  Russian tourism  Karelia   Moscow Region  travel to Russia  Rosa Khutor  Stavropol Territory  Blondie  Political Prisoners  Cannes  Megacities  Red Bull BC One Russian Cypher 2013  Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia  Russian society  Music Festivals  hostels  StartTrack  Exhibitions in Moscow  Russian fashion designer  Moscow events  Doll Exhibition  Festivals in Moscow  Moscow  Pavlov Posad  mobile network operators  Carrier Rockets  Russian Cinema  Advertising Constructions  Ekta  technologies  Leo Tolstoy  Alexei Ivanov  Altai  Russian journalists  Samovars  technology  Russian Internet  Russian circus  Russian spacecrafts  Spektr-R 

Travel Blogs
Top Traveling Sites