Politics and Art

Music has sometimes reflected and at other times challenged repressive ideologies. Dmitri Shostakovich abandoned the premiere of his challenging 4th Symphony for fear of reprisals from the Stalinist government. His triumphant 5th Symphony was next, and the authorities were pleased. To this day, the 5th is Shostakovich's most popular symphony. What is its message? What does 'political music' mean today?

Archive Alexander Street
Duration 00:56:52
Language English
Year 2013
Featured Ensemble All-Star Orchestra
Publisher All-Star Orchestra
Copyright Copyright © 2013 by All-Star Orchestra

Composers

Conductor

Director

Habib Azar
1979—

Producers

John Forsen
1958—