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BSO's Off the Cuff: Shostakovich's Fifth Symphony
Saturday, December 30, 1899 at 12:00 AM

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Marin Alsop, conductor

Shostakovich set out to triumph over adversity with his Fifth Symphony, an epic work conceived in a time of political unrest in 1930s Russia. Marin Alsop describes the period of scrutiny that served as an impetus for many of the composer’s most evocative musical creations.

Program
SHOSTAKOVICH
Symphony No. 5

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