Sunday, March 18, 2012

To October - Shostakovich Second Symphony

Dmitri Shostakovich: To October - Symphony No. 2 - B Major - was composed in 1928. He was studying at the St. Petersburg conservatory then. The work does not reveal much inspiration. It is a piece written to reflect patriotism and looks it was written for some Soviet holidays. One thing is evident by the end of the symphony that he approached this composition with a fair bit of irony.

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