Thursday, January 21, 2010

Opera Vs. Politics: Shostakovich's Lady Macbeth (source: NPR)

When Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk was premiered in 1934, it made Shostakovich a star. When Soviet leaders denounced the opera two years later, the composer feared for his freedom, and even his life. (source: NPR) - News widgets and RSS feeds on
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