Monthly Archives: May 2011

Does Shostakovich’s Fifth Symphony end in triumph? Answers: 1. Yes; 2. No; 3. That’s the wrong question.

(Prompted by hearing a very good performance of the symphony by the Sapporo Symphony Orchestra – from Hokaido, Japan – conducted by Tadaaki Otaka at London’s Royal Festival Hall on 23 May 2011.) For a detailed description of the symphony, … Continue reading

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