Symphony No.5

Dmitry Shostakovich

Symphony No.5 in D minor

Op. 47

About this work...

In 1936, the Soviet government launched an official attack against Dmitri Shostakovich's music, calling it "vulgar, formalistic, neurotic." He became an example to other Soviet composers, who rightfully interpreted these events as a broad campaign against musical modernism. This constituted a crisis, both in Shostakov... read more