Дмитрий Дмитриевич Шостакович, спасибо Вам за Вашу прекрасную музыку. Вы помогли мне стать более счастливым человеком. Отплатить я могу только своим же трудом. Я посвящаю эту работу Вам, как символ Вашего тяжкого и плодотворного жизненного пути.
"And oh, Kovalev's horror and astonishment to perceive that the gentleman was none other than - his own nose!" - Nikolai #gogol, The Nose.
#williamkentridge at the Reina Sofia, until 19 March 2018.
I loved Kentridge's videos and designs for #Shostakovich's opera based on Gogol's short story. Humour, energy, intelligence.
The show is a large and varied collection of charcoal drawings, animations, collages, set designs. Highly recommended.
I am not a classical music fan but I listened literally more than a thousand times of Shostacovich' s Symphony no.5 and no doubt that I have been fundamentally influenced by this masterpiece. It was great great great moment that I visited his vacation home in Dilijan. He stayed in this house in 1960s in his later years and his piano, table, and bed are well preserved. Moreover, I also visited musician's hall and echo room that he used to practiced and played along with other musicians under Soviet Union. I hope some day this historiclal place will be rennovated and many people can see and feel his breath.