Friday, March 23, 2012

First of May

Dmitri Shostakovich's `First of May', his Third Symphony in E Flat Major, written for chorus and orchestra, is inspired by dates on the Russian revolutionary calendar. It is an energetic and flippant composition. It is quite thrilling though not being high on spiritual fervour.

http://youtu.be/F31YwZZGlW4

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