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Shostakovich movie this weekend at the Bell

Posted at 7:32 AM on October 25, 2006 by John Zech
Filed under: The blog

We've been observing the Shostakovich centenary with a number of features here at MPR.

I just wanted to give you a heads up that this weekend the University Film Society is presenting "The War Symphonies: Shostakovich Against Stalin." It's a film from Larry Weinstein with lots of music by Shostakovich (led by Valery Gergiev) showing how the composer used his symphonies as weapons against Joseph Stalin's bloody purges in the Soviet Union. The schedule is at their website.