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Archive for April 10, 2016

Rachel Barton Pine’s “Testament” Gets Back to Bach

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Violinist Rachel Barton Pine’s new recording of Bach’s complete Solo Violin Sonatas and Partitas is titled Testament. It’s a word that has multiple meanings for Pine – from the importance more…

Conductor Mariss Jansons on Shostakovich’s “Leningrad” Symphony, Music, & Politics

216 01.10.1942 Трое мужчин хоронят умерших в дни блокады в Ленинграде. Волково кладбище. Борис Кудояров/РИА Новости

Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 7, titled “Leningrad,” was written during one of the most horrific sieges in history. From 1941 to 1944, Hitler’s army surrounded Leningrad (now St. Petersburg), and over more…