Shostakovich - Allegretto, Symphony No. 7, Leningrad
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The world's best classical march music
18. Shostakovich - Allegretto, Symphony No. 7, Leningrad
Shostakovich's Symphony No. 7 contains an impressively powerful march in the first movement. It starts with a single drum beat and a toy-like tune from the woodwind, growing more and more menacing as the music progresses, until danger sirens sound in the brass and the tune becomes a hideous parody of itself.