Marauder (marauderosu) wrote in shostakovich,

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Shostakovich's 10th Symphony

I was going through YouTube today and found this video of the 2nd movement of Symphony No. 10 by Dmitri Shostakovich:

On this day in 1953, this work received its world premiere. According to sources, this movement was Shostakovich's musical depiction of Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin.

(BTW, the orchestra and conductor are the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra and Sir Georg Solti.)

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I would correct - according to flawed sources...
Augh the delay kills me! But I do enjoy how the tempo is not breakneck as some orchestras take it. This is much more reasonable (speaking from the side of the musician who has and will continue to play it).