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Shostakovich: Symphony No. 5 in D minor (Op. 47)

Gerard McBurney tackles one of the most political pieces of music ever written, Shostakovich's 5th Symphony, also known as 'A Soviet Artist's Creative Response to Just Criticism'.

Gerard McBurney tackles one of the most political pieces of music ever written, Shostakovich's 5th Symphony, also known as 'A Soviet Artist's Creative Response to Just Criticism'. Specially recorded examples from the BBC National Orchestra of Wales uncover the hidden codes, clues and messages in the symphony.

45 minutes

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  • Dmitry Shostakovich

    Symphony No. 5 in D minor (Op. 47)

    Performers: BBC National Orchestra of Wales

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