A Shostakovich survivor dies in America

The violinist Yuri Sheykhet who played in the tension-riddled Moscow Philharmonic world premiere of Dmitri Shostakovich’s Babi Yar symphony has died in San Antonio, Texas, aged 85.

Sheykhet left Russia after playing for 40 years in the Moscow Philharmonic.

 

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  • James says:

    What the hell is a Shostakovich ‘survivor’?

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