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02/03/1969 Dmitri Shostakovitch completes his 14th Symphony

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Shostakovich: Symphony No. 14 / Järvi · Berliner Philharmoniker

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Shostakovich Symphony No. 14 (excerpt)

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SHOSTAKOVICH 14th SYMPHONY - Malagueña (Lorca) part-2

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Valery Gergiev introduces Shostakovich Symphony No 14

Shostakovich decided his work should be designated as a symphony, rather than a song cycle. He wanted to emphasize on the unity of the work musically and philosophically. It consists of 11 linked movements, each a setting of a poem by 4 authors. Most of the poems are about unjust or early death.
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