Shostakovich at 100: The Lighter Side

Dmitri Shostakovich.

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Jazzy Shostakovich

Dmitri Kitaenko conducts the Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra in Shostakovich's Second Jazz Suite.

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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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