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First learned piano from his mother. On several occasions, he displayed a remarkable ability to remember what his mother had played at the previous lesson, and would get caught in the act of pretending to read, by playing the previous lesson's music...
The climax of joy is not when you're through a new symphony, but when you are hoarse from shouting, with your hands stinging from clapping, your lips parched, and you sip a second glass of beer after you've fought for it with 90,000 other spectators...
Dmitri Dmitriyevich Shostakovich
St. Petersburg, Russian Empire [now Russia]
Moscow, Russian SFSR, USSR [now Russia]