Festive Overture

Dmitry Shostakovich

Festive Overture in A major

Op. 96

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The post-Stalin era in the Soviet Union was a time of great relief and increasing freedom for artists. Fearing for his welfare, Shostakovich had abandoned the symphony for nine years, finally ending the moratorium with the vastly successful Tenth, which he composed shortly after the March 5, 1953, death of Stalin. Wit... read more