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The Story Behind Shostakovich's 'Festive Overture'

Classical music expert  Fran Hoepfner ( @franhoepfner) joins Here & Now’s Robin Young to discuss the dark time in Soviet history, which informs Dmitri Shostakovich’s “Festive Overture.”

This article was originally published on WBUR.org.

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