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Thursday November 15th, 2012 with David Dalle
Shostakovich's 12 symphony

The Toronto Symphony Orchestra will be in Ottawa this Monday with a very rare performance of Shostakovich's 12th symphony. For many, a problematic work because of its overt political and progagandic themes. Shostakovich had a very complicated, difficult, and dangerous relationship with the USSR. Was this piece intended to protect himself and his family and act as a cover for his more insidious and critical contemporary pieces such as his 8th string quartet and 13th symphony? It's hard to know the truth. In 2012, 20 years after the dissolution of the Soviet Union, what are we to think when listening to this piece from 50 years ago? It remains a thoroughly enjoyable piece of music and you have the extremely rare opportunity to hear it live, along with Beethoven in Ottawa Monday. For more information:
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Lemon Bucket Orkestra - Lume, Lume - Fedora Upside Down Canadian New
Hopeless Wanderer
Mumford & Sons - Babel - Glassnote Music New
Bijan Mortazavi - Rangin Kaman - Avang
Kamkars - Music From Kurdistan - Mariposa
Two Angels
Loyko - Two Angels - Loyko
Symphony No. 12 'The Year of 1917'
Dmitri Shostakovich/Czecho-Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra, Ladislav Slovak - Symphonies no. 6 and 12 - Naxos
Lewis Trio - Battango - Nubenegra
Addis Acoustic Project - Tewesta - World Village
Laymuna nan gumbi
Muhammad al-Badri - Au royaume de la lyre - Institut du Monde Arabe
Menen Aguibak
Egyptian Project - Ya Amar - Six Degrees New
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David Dalle (host)
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2:22 PM, November 15th, 2012
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