Shostakovich at 100: The Lighter Side

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All this week, Performance Today celebrates the 100th anniversary of the birth of Soviet composer Dmitry Shostakovich. Today, a look at the lighter side of the introspective composer, with comments from conductors Leon Botstein and Valery Gergiev. Dmitri Kitaenko leads a performance of the composer's Jazz Suite No. 2.

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Shostakovich: Ballet Suites No 1 & 3/Jazz Suites Nos 1 & 2

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Shostakovich: Ballet Suites No 1 & 3/Jazz Suites Nos 1 & 2
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RCA
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1997

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