The Fifth Symphony of Dmitri Shostakovich is the story of a fall from grace and redemption. Shostakovich was the golden boy composer until, virtually overnight, his patriotism was questioned and condemned in the most public way possible. Written in 1937 in Stalinist Russia, the Fifth Symphony marked his triumphant return. But the question remains: what did the composer mean to say with this enigmatic music? In scenes filmed in St. Petersburg and Moscow, Michael Tilson Thomas and the San Francisco Symphony offer clues to unlocking Shostakovich’s musical secrets and make the case for how this symphony may have saved his life.
Full-length concert performance of Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 5 by the San Francisco Symphony originally filmed in high-definition 16:9 widescreen and 5.1 surround sound at London’s Royal Albert Hall as part of the BBC Proms concert series.
More information about DVD and Blu-Ray discs available here: https://www.warnerclassics.com/release/keeping-score-shostakovich-symphony-no-5-1
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