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Shostakovich: Symphony 4

Shostakovich’s Fourth Symphony is one of his least popular/least played symphonies. But at the same time it is one of the first works in his mature style, and one of his most personal. It has the marked dissonances of his … Continue reading

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Conductors don’t talk

My band director referred me to the above recording of Maslanka 4 last week or so. So, I watched it. It’s the Texas All-State Symphonic Band, it has to automatically kick ass. The interpretation wasn’t so great. It was entirely … Continue reading

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