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January 28, 1936: The Publication in Pravda of the Article Chaos Instead of Music

From: The WFMT Radio Network
Series: The Keeping Score Series: 13 Days When Music Changed Forever
Length: 59:00

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This article signaled Stalin’s displeasure with Shostakovich’s opera Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk and led to the composer’s “redemption” in his Symphony No. 5.  This program will explore Shostakovich and the sometimes mutually beneficial, sometimes terrifying, relationship between music and the totalitarian state.

Piece Description

This article signaled Stalin’s displeasure with Shostakovich’s opera Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk and led to the composer’s “redemption” in his Symphony No. 5.  This program will explore Shostakovich and the sometimes mutually beneficial, sometimes terrifying, relationship between music and the totalitarian state.

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Keeping Score Series

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Timing and Cues

In- Music
Out- "...WFMT Radio Network."

Length-59:00

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