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Shostakovich's Second Piano Trio

Episode 5 of 5

Composer Sally Beamish remembers the influence of Shostakovich's music as her mother declined into dementia.

Away from the concert platform, five musicians write about the music that has shaped their personal lives.
Composer and viola player Sally Beamish talks about her violinist mother's fascination with Shostakovich - and explores the Second Piano Trio, looking at the influence it had on her own work. She describes her mother's gradual decline into dementia, and their complex and intense relationship.

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Fri 4 May 2018 22:45

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