In praise of … Shostakovich

Besides being the 250th anniversary of the birth of Mozart, 2006 is also the 100th anniversary of the birth of Dmitri Shostakovich.

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I recall being deeply moved hearing the New Orleans Symphony and later the Louisiana Philharmonic perform his music under the baton of his son Maxim.

Celebrate the centenary and listen to your favorite Shostakovich, or better yet, explore some of his music that you are not yet familiar with.