Shostakovich, Dimitri. (1906–1975)

Visit to London - Original 1960 Photograph

Original press photograph of the great Soviet composer, listening intently to a rehearsal of the Leningrad Symphony Orchestra during his 1960 visit to London.  The trip fell during a tumultuous year for the composer, in which he finally yielded to the official pressure to join the Communist Party. Dated on the verso: September 21, 1960. With some scratches and wrinkling; overall in very good condition. 6 x 8 inches (15.3 x 20.7 cm). (13114)

Unsigned Photograph
Classical Music