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3 Shostakovich Symphonies you probably don’t know, but you should

Shostakovich’s symphony cycle might be the best known and, in my opinion, the best 20th century symphony cycle (Recognition to Sibelius and Vaughn Williams). As with all symphony cycles there are high points and low points. Being the Shostakovich nerd … Continue reading

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The Guy Behind the Glasses

If you know one thing about Dmitri Shostakovich it is probably something related to his relationship to the Soviet government. How did he really feel about communism? Was most of his music anti-establishment? I don’t know for certain, but I … Continue reading

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