Symphony No.14

Dmitry Shostakovich

Symphony No.14

Op. 135

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In Testimony, by Solomon Volkov, Shostakovich is quoted, "Fear of death may be the most intense emotion of all...., death is not considered an appropriate theme for Soviet art, and writing about death is tantamount to wiping your nose on your sleeve in company....I wrote a number of works reflecting my understanding of... read more