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Leon Botstein and Maxim Shostakovich discuss the composer's last works.

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Shostakovich at 100: The Late Years

Shostakovich at 100: The Late Years

Leon Botstein and Maxim Shostakovich discuss the composer's last works.

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Dmitry Shostakovich

Maxim Shostakovich Conducts

Shostakovich: Symphony No. 15 -- 1st movement (USSR Radio & TV Orchestra)

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To celebrate the Shostakovich centenary, all this week, Performance Today explores the life and music of this fascinating composer. Today, commentary from conductor and scholar Leon Botstein, as well as the composer's son, Maxim Shostakovich. Plus, a recording of Maxim conducting the opening movement from his father's enigmatic final symphony, recorded in 1972.

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