New Video: Introducing Shostakovich's Symphony No. 13 (Babi Yar)

Written at the height of the ‘thaw’ that followed Stalin’s demise, Shostakovich found himself able to speak his mind once more and lashed out against antisemitism and totalitarian rule in this bold and heartfelt work, which we introduce in this bite-sized video. We perform this piece on Saturday 26 October at Southbank Centre's Royal Festival Hall. 

 

 

 

Introducing Shostakovich's Symphony No. 13

A short introduction to Shostakovich's Symphony No. 13 (Babi Yar)

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