About Chandos. I remember when Oistrakh and Richter visited us to rehearse the violin sonata, they were accompanied by Nina Lvovna Dormak, Richter’s wife, who turned the pages. The Ninth Quartet is another personal work, dedicated to Irina Antonovna Shostakovich, his third wife … This book is published in several languages excluding Russian; that means something. This new edition will place itself at the level of the best Western editions, with pocket scores, commentaries - we will add corrections to censorings, etc. It publishes a journal entitled DSCH Journal. I think that Volkov is quite simply afraid to publish this book in Russian. Naxos’ Peter Bromley and conductor Mark Fitz-Gerald recently met Mrs Irina Antonovna Shostakovich and her Parisian team to present her with copies of the new Naxos release of world premiere recordings of the incidental music for The Bedbug and the soundtrack for Love and Hate (8.574100), and to plan further recordings in this ground-breaking series. (I have talked to Irina Antonovna (Sh) and she elaborated on some of the details.) It was proposed that we find independent employment, as was the possibility of teaching Russian as a foreign language in Central Asia. It’s understandable that under these conditions, Mravinsky was among the first interpreters of Shostakovich.I must tell you that all the performers maintained fantastic, incredibly touching relations with Shostakovich. To which he replied that there was a rule that demanded that each page be signed in Shostakovich’s hand, otherwise they wouldn’t have accepted Volkov’s texts. The fifteen quartets, for example, were played for the first time at the Union of Composers before the official premi¬ère.AB: That was a sort of pre-première? MOZART String Quartet No.19, Dissonance SHOSTAKOVICH String Quartet No.9. Nowadays it’s not easy to carry this out in Russia; there is no money for music publishing. All rights reserved. That year the schools were closed, serving as housing for Leningraders, who received equal rations. They had a similar view of life. First of all, Shostakovich wrote the CONDUCTEUR in a single go. For a start, the city in which they had both grown up, and then the milieu from which they came. I learned to drive, which turned out to be very practical, for, as a result, after concerts we could return to our house in the country. They understood and appreciated one another. © 2009 The Board of Trinity College Dublin . I completed my studies at the Lenin Institute in the department of Russian and Literature, and, luckily or unluckily, at the time when we finished our studies at the institute, it was the turn of the students born in 1941 to enter the eighth grade. He developed a work, he set himself to writing, and, once his work ended, he played the composition at the piano (even when he had some difficulties with his right hand). Since the death of her husband, the composer Dmitri Dmitrievich Shostakovich as his direct heiress, she has managed his archives and the current problems concerning copyright. Irina Antonovna SHOSTAKOVICH was born in Leningrad on November 30th, 1934. Editor-in-Chief – Alan Mercer Of British origin and now based near Montpellier, France, Alan founded the DSCH Society and 21-edition Newsletter in 1987, with the support of the composer’s widow, Irina Antonovna Shostakovich. The following are her reflections, translated by Irina Roberts, on her husband's life and posthumous reputation. AB: Irina Antonovna, will you tell us to what extent Shostakovich shared with you his creative ideas? The trip was tragic; we took the commuter train to Lake Lagoda, continued our voyage by bus, crossed the lake, boarded another train and, after a large detour through the town of Vologda, we arrived at Yaroslavl. Nonetheless, so that I wouldn’t be sad and disappointed, he promised me to ask Shostakovich to get me into the concert hall. Many among them, as you know, met with difficult fates. At the same time, he completed ethnographic studies and worked at the Russian Museum. Shostakovich, founded by the composer’s widow Irina Antonovna Shostakovich My grandfather died along the route to Tikhvino while being evacuated by train, my grandmother died in Yaroslavl of scurvy and vitamin deficiency. It makes frequent falsifications; material comes from different sources: from articles by Shostakovich, from conversations, from commentaries by other people, from articles. . Joseph Stalin came to … Creation: olivierhaquette.fr, /* ----------------------------------------- */ He showed his notes to Shostakovich; they took up a small packet. MOSCOW-- Irina Shostakovich is the widow of Dmitri Shostakovich. The authorities wanted to place me in an orphanage, but I wouldn’t hear of it.I was six years old, I knew how to write in printed letters, and I send a letter to my aunt who remained in Leningrad, writing the address a little in the style of Vania Joukov (1): “Region of Petrograd, Max Heltz (German Communist) factory”.As strange as it may seem, my letter reached my aunt despite the blockade, and she contacted my uncle who was, at that moment, returning after having been evacuated to Moscow. 16 June 1973. He developed a work, he set himself to writing, and, once his work ended, he played the composition at the piano (even when he had some difficulties with his right hand). The 'Casebook' contributors compellingly warn of replacing one mask with another, one black-and-white myth with its simple inversion." In the same fashion, the First Violin Concerto was written long before being played. Gromadsky, who stood in for Nyetchypaylo at the morning rehearsal, was not there, though previously, he rehearsed the symphony. The tone is completely different, it’s a different man expressing himself. includes . Emotional from start to finish, Shostakovich’s quartet dives deep into the heart as he reflects on his relationship with third wife Irina Antonovna. Spouse/Ex: Irina Antonovna Shostakovich (M. 1962–1975), Margarita Kainova (M. 1956–1960), Nina Vassilyevna Varzar (M. 1932–1954) Children: Maxim Shostakovich, Galina Dmitrievna Shostakovich Early Life. That was the whole story.AB: Did Shostakovich show people other than yourself his works before they would be played onstage?IS: Of course, to his friends, to prospective performers, to the secretariat of the Union of Composers. My grandfather and grandmother had scurvy. Just before the concert, he called me to say that he had fallen ill, and that he had not gone to the Party meeting and would not be going to the concert. My father was arrested in 1937 and condemned to 10 years under Article 58. Their spiritual and creative bond was very strong. Shostakovich’s scores are virtually unavailable there. Having assembled a thick dossier with the score of the operetta, I arranged a meeting with Shostakovich and I left to pay him a visit. From the CONDUCTEUR, he made the reduction for piano.AB: If I remember correctly, it seems to me that these sketches were often played on the piano with the composer Weinberg.IS: With Weinberg on four hands, the Ninth Symphony with Sviatoslav Richter, sometimes with the composer Boris Tchaikovsky. www.shostakovich.ru Některá data mohou pocházet z datové položky . /* Content Template: Modèle Bureau Association - start */ The same thing occurred in Moscow. These coincidences explain a large part of our mutual understanding which isn’t evident with our marriage not having happened in our youth.AB: Irina Antonovna, will you tell us to what extent Shostakovich shared with you his creative ideas?IS: You know, he didn’t share his ideas, not with me nor with any other person for that matter. . Mark was introduced to Mrs Irina Antonovna Shostakovich, the composer’s third (and most compassionate) wife, who looked after the composer for the last 13 years of his life. In fact, he didn’t know Shostakovich very well, even though the general tone and the description of the times corresponds to reality. The desire to settle scores with certain people certainly played a role. The day of the première of this symphony, they gave him a role in Prince Igor. At the moment, we are bringing out the piano scores of three ballets that had not previously been published. She worked in music publishing until 1964 as a literary editor. All the musicians were exceptional, be they Oistrakh on violin, Rostropovich on cello or again the voice of Galina Vishnevskaya. mother: Sofiya Vasilievna Kokoulina. Since the latter part of the 20th century following his death in 1975, the string quartet cycle of Dmitri Shostakovich has come to be regarded as extraordinarily significant. At the start, I was an editing secretary, later carrying out the functions of literary editor, working on texts of songs and ballads, librettos of operas or operettas. Concerning the new text, Shostakovich’s reaction was to say that he would write nothing new; as for my corrections, he looked them over quickly and approved them. All the same, the première took place. /* ----------------------------------------- */ If they were, so much the better; if they weren’t played, well, what could be done about it?The journal The Russian Mind recently published an article devoted to Vitaly Katayev, former director of the Orchestra of Minsk. The public couldn’t not feel it.Dmitri Shostakovich himself often played before his hand problems cropped up. They were not all musicians, picturing the film-maker Arnstam, but these were very strong relations between human beings.AB: What do you think of Solomon Volkov’s book?IS: To be frank, not much. 117, (1964). When, at the evening rehearsal, it was obvious that Nyetchypaylo was busy in Prince Igor, they went to look for Gromadsky.AB: It was truly a provocation. . As for poetry, his favourite authors were Blok, Tsvetayeva and Michelangelo.AB: Could we talk a little about the Centre Chostakovitch?IS: This centre, fostered by the Pôle Universitaire Léonardo da Vinci, is of great usefulness not only for musicians but also for all those who are interested in Russian culture. 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