Shostakovich: Symphony No 4

Shostakovich at one point thought his Symphony No 4 the best thing he’d ever written. Extravagant and challenging, it’s a work of epic proportions, requiring over 100 musicians including large percussion and brass sections. Owing to Soviet censure, the work went unperformed for almost thirty years after it was completed, until in 1961 it was revealed as the work that confirmed him as a master symphonist.

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