Shostakovich: The Execution of Stepan Razin (Op. 119)


Here’s a nice late Shostakovich piece that I’ve rediscovered lately and would like to share with the general public. The figure of Stepan Razin is, of course, historically very interesting and significant, but this music is just so haunting and so heroic, even my sarcastic trollish heart is moved, even if ever so slightly:

P.S. This piece goes well with Shostakovich’s 13th Symphony, if you have an afternoon to kill.

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