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Some snow-covered recommendations from the Russian section of Katherine's collection.
This fabulous Shostakovich piece comes from a Soviet propaganda film called 'The Unforgettable Year 1919'. The film portrayed Stalin as a hero and a champion of all that was good and best. One critic described Shostakovich’s score as ‘simple, shallow and altogether trivial.’ But he didn’t know what he was talking about - because with Shostakovich there’s always something else going on beneath the surface.
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