Alexander String Quartet 3: The Complete Shostakovich String Quartets
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The musical career of Dmitri Shostakovich (1906-1975) mirrored exactly the rise and history of the Soviet Union from 1917 to 1975. He entered the Petrograd Conservatory at the very end of the Tsarist era; he witnessed the Revolution and began his career during Lenin’s rule; he was nearly purged twice by Stalin; he flourished under Khrushchev and died while Brezhnev was in power.
Shostakovich was a survivor and a great composer, and his fear and self-loathing, his courage and experience foundView more
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