22 May 2015

The Conductor - part 15

From The Reading, 2:30 pm on 22 May 2015

Elias secures a plane out of Leningrad to meet with Shostakovich and travel to his daughter Sonya. Nina Bronnikova listens to the dress rehearsal which goes well and gives Elias a portrait of Shostakovich. She goes back to his apartment and lies with him before the concert. Shostakovich sends a god luck telegram adn Elias enters the packed hall, ready to conduct the first performance of the Leningrad Symphony, which will be broadcast to the world.