IKN

Win us with honest trifles

The Friday OT: The second movement of Shostakovich’s 10th Symphony

According to the composer, the 10th was written to commemorate the brutality of Josef Stalin, with the brief but violent allegro second movement at its heart. Georg Solti does the honours:

There’s always a silver lining, y’see. Four and a half minutes of barnstorming music, YouTube here.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

Hello, you are not in a chatroom, you are in my living room. Opposing views and criticisms welcome, insults or urinating on furniture unwelcome. Please refrain from swearing if possible, it is not needed.