Shostakovich and his US composer friendsmain
Jay Shulman, son of composer Alan Shulman, has sent us two pics from the Soviet-American Composer’s Conference, 1959. Pictured here l-r are: Nicholas Slonimsky; Dimitri Shostakovich; Fikret Amirov; Boris Yarustovsky; Howard Hanson; Alan Shulman; Konstantin Dankevich; Ulysses Kay; Dimitri Kabalevsky; Tikon Khrennikov; Roy Harris (in the worst-fitting suit).
This is the round-table discussion, with Shostakovich squeezed between a nervous Slonimsky and the assertive Khrennikov. Anyone remember the big guy, Dankevich?
There are some of his scores, including the opera ‘Bogdan Khmelmitsky’ in London at the Society for Cooperation in Russian and Soviet Studies. http://www.scrss.org.uk
shame we couldn’t get this photo in a larger file? It’s teensy