The Age of Gold

Dmitry Shostakovich

The Age of Gold

Op. 22 • “The Golden Age”

About this work...

The first and the best of Shostakovich's three ballets was The Age of Gold. Conceived in the artistic ferment of '20s Leningrad, when the avant-garde and the proletariat were united in their opposition to fascism and the bourgeoisie, Shostakovich's score occupies a middle ground between the unrelenting modernism of his... read more