Shostakovich - Symphony No. 5

  • Created by: Hannah
  • Created on: 26-01-14 16:05

- In writing Symphony No. 5, Shostakovich had to steer a difficult course between the requirements of his political masters and his integrity as a composer.

- He was very reluctant to speak about his music, fearful that any comment would place him in political danger.

- When the Composer's Union required a presentation of Symphony No. 5 in December 1937 in order to vet it, the analysis was provided by the conductor Mravinsky, with the composor contributing only ny playing musical examples on the piano.


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