Beyond the Score: Shostakovich 5
Yannick Nézet-Séguin, conductor
Shostakovich Symphony No. 5
Seventy-five years ago, under extreme political pressure, Shostakovich withdrew his Fourth Symphony and got to work on writing his now-legendary Fifth Symphony. The result was an appealing and triumphant score full of contradictions and hidden messages. Is it a tribute to the greatness of the Soviet virtues or a parody of its leadership? How could an artist create a work of such power and optimism under such harsh and restrictive conditions?… Show more
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