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Shostakovich, pen in hand

Third pressing string quartets?

September 26, 2011

  “If they cut off both hands, I will compose music anyway holding the pen in my teeth,” a determined 30 year-old Shostakovich told a close friend in 1936. Stalin and his cronies had just walked out of a performance of Shostakovich’s hugely popular opera Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk. Pravda, the official voice of the […]

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