Ep.12 - Shostakovich’s Sonata No. 2, Op. 61


In the midst of the time of Stalin’s Russia, composer Dmitri Shostakovich, unlike many of his contemporaries, was still living in Russia. And as a result, he would experience hardship and musical censorship within Stalin’s Russia. This is tied to the history of Shostakovich’s Piano Sonata No. 2, and its representation as an act of compliance against the music of Stalin’s Russia. Today, The Piano Histories Podcast will finish our saga on the Russian Revolution, and tell a story of Shostakovich in Stalin’s Russia.

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