Dmitri Shostakovich's Symphony No. 7 known as "Leningrad" is one of the master's most searing epic works, and is tribute to his native city and its citizens who endured the devastating 900 day siege during WW II. The Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Mariss Jasons, a protege of Yevgeny Mranvisky, (Shostakovich's favorite conductor) is one of the leading world-orchestras in interpreting Shostakovich. The "Leningrad" is recognized as one of the most riveting and deeply moving works of the 20th century.
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