“The greatness of Shostakovich’s music lies beyond politics,” Maestro Andris Nelsons says. “It speaks to people whether they know the times he lived in or not.”
Shostakovich, as a Soviet composer, persisted under the scrutiny of Stalin's regime, producing extraordinary pieces that are timeless. Boston Symphony Orchestra continues their recording series of "Shostakovich: Under Stalin’s Shadow" with Symphonies 5, 8, and 9. Catch highlights from this release from 7:30 to 10 p.m. on KUAF.