Epic, uncompromising music forged from blood, fire and steel.
As the USSR faced the onslaught of Nazi Germany, Shostakovich poured his feelings into a symphony on a colossal scale. Shostakovich’s Eighth is music forged from blood, fire and steel – massive, uncompromising, and so powerful that after the War, they banned it. But first, true romance: as the fabulous Boris Giltburg plays Rachmaninoff’s glittering Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini.
About Shostakovich 8
Where Have I Heard It Before?
Rachmaninoff's Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini is undeniably heartfelt. It's been used to score emotional moments in shows like The Walking Dead and The Good Wife.
Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini Variation 18
- Rachmaninoff, Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini (24mins)
- Shostakovich, Symphony No.8 (65mins)