Shostakovich Against Stalin

Genres - History, Music  |   Sub-Genres - Instrumental Music, Mythology, Politics & Government  |   Run Time - 76 min.  |   Countries - Russia  |  
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The War Symphonies: Shostakovich Against Stalin documents how the famous composer wrote some of his most well-known work as a direct response to the oppressive tactics of the Russian leader. The film utilizes recordings of the symphonies along with archival footage in order to provide viewers with a historical context for the events discussed.

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authoritarian, classical-music, composer, dictator, leader, protest, Russian [nationality], symphony