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20/11/1945 Moscow premiere of Shostakovich's 9th Symphony

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Shostakovich - Symphony No. 9, Op. 70 - Part 1/5

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Shostakovich - Symphony No. 9, Op. 70 - Part 2/5

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Shostakovich - Symphony No. 9, Op. 70 - Part 3/5

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Shostakovich - Symphony No. 9, Op. 70 - Part 4/5

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Shostakovich - Symphony No. 9, Op. 70 - Part 5/5

The 9th symphony was originally intended to be a celebration of the Soviet victory over Nazi Germany in World War II. 5 days after the score’s completion, Shostakovich and Sviatoslav Richter premiered the piano reduction at the Moscow Composers’ Union.
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