A gift from the DSCH Journal. Listen here.
Only the snare drum is missing ))
Sadly, smoking was fashionable in those days, and Shostakovich was a chain smoker. If it wasn’t for this habit we might have a 16th Symphony, or 3rd Piano concerto. It may have helped him relax though…
Or, we might be able to know if Volkov’s Testament is factual.
Well, here’s some echt-DSCH that does strike a seasonal note, however accidental. The words are from the Fool’s songs in King Lear. The tune’s oddly familiar, though………
Who composed this?
A complete charmer, and a wonderful gift for any Shostakovich devotee. Thanks!
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