36 Years Ago

36 Years Ago, Vienna 1971—A Student Journal

Day 302: Shostakovich


Vienna 1971—A Student Journal
A year of music, study, travel, sightseeing & friends.

Day 302 — Shostakovich
30-May-1972 (Dienstag–Tue.)


Nothing new.

Saw Milan Horvat conduct. Not bad. Shostakovich. First Symphony. I always thought he was in the traditional school, but he is very interesting and is an interesting bridge to contemporary music.


Shostakovich. Today is Symphony No. 1 from Dmitri Shostakovich. I learn that Shostakovich, although often traditional, has leanings towards contemporary music. His compositional style often shows influences of different and eclectic musical styles. Quick-shifting tonal harmonies is another signature trait. Below are some links, including an interesting video of him playing piano c. 1934.

Who is Milan Horvat? See link below.


Shostakovich on Wikipedia

Symphony No. 1 on Wikipedia

Shostoakovich playing piano on YouTube (an actual video of Shostakovich in 1934)

Shostakovich Symphony No. 5, Mvt. II on YouTube

Milan Horvat on Wikipedia


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