13 Days When Music Changed Forever - Program 12:<br>January 28, 1936: Stalin Condemns "Lady MacBeth of Mtsensk"

The publication in Pravda of the article, “Chaos Instead of Music,” signaling Stalin’s displeasure with Shostakovich’s “Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk” and leading to the composer’s “redemption” in his 5th Symphony. A program about Shostakovich and the sometimes mutually beneficial, sometimes terrifying relationship between music and the totalitarian state.

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Friday, April 1, 2011 at (All day)