Music for a City Under Siege
Where: New York Public Library for the Performing Arts
40 Lincoln Center Plaza
212-870-1600 Price: Free, reservation required
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Dmitri Shostakovich wrote his Symphony no. 7, as Nazi bombs exploded outside his windows. Under siege in the city of Leningrad, Shostakovich wrote an epic symphony that seemed to mock the evil violence of the Nazis and celebrate the unbreakable will of the Russian people. The score, copied to microfilm, was smuggled across the world and delivered to Toscanini. On July 19, 1942, the NBC Symphony premiered the work as an airborne weapon for freedom. Hear the legendary broadcast of Shostakovich’s “Leningrad” Symphony, along with excerpts from Armed Forces Radio collection.
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