Music Born Of Fear Dmitri Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 5

The Score

THE SCORE CONTAINS musical clues that can help us decipher Shostakovich’s intentions.

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November 18, 2014

The Symphony is so relaxing. - Marla Ahlgrimm

Anonymous (not verified)
June 9, 2010
How did all this powerful emotion within this movement not bring up any red flags in Stalin's mind? Was it not clear to him that this piece is an elegy, or did the references to the Russian Orthodox Church as well as the march cancel this out and make him forget in a sense the harrowing melodies?
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