Dmitri Shostakovich received a surprise guest attending a performance of his opera Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk at the Bolshoi Theater in Moscow on this day in 1936. The guest was … Continue reading On This Day (January 26)…Shostakovich Faces the Sharpest of Critics
The composer Mily Balakirev was born on this day in 1836. Retrieved from here. Balakirev came of age in a time prior to a great Russian canon or even much … Continue reading On This Day (January 2)…Happy Birthday, Mily Balakirev!