Shostakovich: Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk

Shostakovich: Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk

Mstislav Rostropovich

Dimitri Shostakovich

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Two years after its triumphant 1934 premiere, Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk was condemned by Joseph Stalin. Nearly four decades later, Mstislav Rostropovich – Shostakovich’s student and friend – and his wife Galina Vishnevskaya became political exiles from the Soviet Union. It was in London that the ce

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