Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Ink blots anyone?

This weekend’s Atlanta Symphony Orchestra (ASO) program featured a work by a composer, Dmitri Shostakovich, whose music is often ascribed momentous meaning by listeners. This is, in part, because the vast majority of his music was written against the backdrop of our general understanding of his difficulties in contending with artistic-expression limitations in the former Soviet Union, and our shared understanding of tyranny of that government, especially under Josef Stalin, who was a longtime nemesis of the composer. Read further here:  https://bachtrack.com/review-atlanta-symphony-orchestra-runnicles-ehnes-tchaikovsky-shostakovich-november-2019

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