25 Mar 2014

Curtain Raiser: Shostakovich - Symphony No 7, Leningrad

From the collecton Curtain Raiser
Mravinsky conducts Shostakovich's 7th Symphony in 1980

Mravinsky conducts Shostakovich's 7th Symphony in 1980 Photo: Ressov, CC BY-SA 3.0

Shostakovich's Seventh Symphony was famously given its Leningrad première in August 1942 by starving, yet defiant players, assembled under the banner of the Leningrad Radio Orchestra, during the Siege of Leningrad.

Introduced by Matthew Crawford.

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