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Happy Birthday Dmitri Shostakovich!

One hundred and six years ago today, in St. Petersburg, Russia, Dmitri Dmitriyevich Shostakovich was born, and a wonderful chapter in the history of music was begun. His music has touched so many people, and is incredibly popular. One of … Continue reading

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Listen to this: Karajan Bruckner 8

I’ve been on a bit of a Bruckner 8 kick recently. I’ve had the score for a while now, and since today is the last day of vacation for me, and considering the sheer amount of time it takes to … 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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