Symphony No.13

Dmitry Shostakovich

Symphony No.13 in Bb minor

Op. 113 • “Babiy Yar”

About this work...

The death of Josef Stalin on March 5, 1953, ushered in an era of freedom for Soviet artists. But, oddly enough, for nearly a decade following the dictator's passing, Shostakovich, one of the chief targets of Soviet censors in the past, wrote nothing of a radical or adventurous nature. In 1962, however, he broke out of ... read more