As World War II ended, Soviet composers were expected to produce bombastic music proclaiming victory, but Shostakovich hesitated. In these dark hours, under a regime of control, he instead gave voice to light – in the bright and brief Symphony No. 9. Accompanied by Richard Strauss’ contemporaneous 1945 string masterpiece and Copland’s haunting score, this is a program of expectations defied and beauty found in the strangest places.
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