Sun 8 May 2016, 7.30pm
Shostakovich Symphony No.7 ("Leningrad")
Mostly written during the horrific siege of Leningrad. This amazingly powerful work symbolised the resistance
of the Russians against the Nazi onslaught and at its extraordinary performance in Leningrad
by the starving musicians of the Leningrad Radio orchestra it gave renewed hope to that
city's citizens. As often with Shostakovich the work works on different levels. Without a doubt it
was also a reaction to Stalin's brutality, and perhaps for us it represents a cry of defiance
against dictators of all types at all times.
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