New video: introducing Shostakovich's Symphony No. 1

In this short video, Patrick Bailey discusses Shostakovich's First Symphony, a striking and confident work that heralded a new beginning for Russian culture. Ilyich Rivas conducts this piece in his Royal Festival Hall debut on Friday 7 March

Introducing Shostakovich's Symphony No. 1

Watch our short introduction to Shostakovich's Symphony No. 1

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