13 “Babi Yar” Setting texts by esteemed Russian poet Yevgeny Yevtushenko, Shostakovich’s unforgettable Symphony No. [32] Shostakovich is reported to have affirmed the older composer's influence, stating that "[w]orking with Mussorgsky clarifies something important for me in my own work... Something from Khovanshchina was transferred to the Thirteenth Symphony. [15] Conductor Yevgeny Mravinsky soon followed suit, though he excused himself for other than political reasons. 113 (Babi Yar), recorded live in September 2018. It astounded thousands of people. Wigglesworth plays these sections with dignified conviction. 0000096672 00000 n The chorus, used consistently in unison, often creates the impression of a choral recitation, while the solo baritone's passages create a similar impression of "speech-song." 13, subtitled ‘Babi Yar’, is a case in point. It might be possible that Yevtushenko intentionally changed his style of narrative to make it clear that the modified version of the text is not something he initially intended. 110a (1960) arrangement of String Quartet No.8 for string orchestra ... Shostakovich - Barshai. Online Scores Shostakovich - Barshai. Shostakovich – Symphony no.13. While Shostakovich biographer Laurel Fay maintains that such a volume has yet to surface, the fact remains that Yevtushenko wrote new lines for the eight most offensive ones questioned by the authorities. This unusual form gives rise to various descriptions: choral symphony, song cycle, giant cantata. "[33], Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks, "SHOSTAKOVICH: Symphony No. Score. 0000000946 00000 n However, Shostakovich provides a solid symphonic framework for the work - a strongly dramatic opening movement, a scherzo, two slow movements and a finale; fully justifying it as a symphony. BIS: BISSACD1543. By Dmitri Shostakovich (1906-1975). Dimiter Petkov, bass; London Symphony Chorus, This page was last edited on 22 December 2020, at 09:15. Symphony No.13, Op.36 (Myaskovsky, Nikolay) Since this work was first published after 1925 with the prescribed copyright notice, it is unlikely that this work is public domain in the USA. Shostakovich: Symphony No. [20], By mid-August 1962, singer Boris Gmyrya had withdrawn from the premiere under pressure from the local Party Committee; writing the composer, he claimed that, in view of the dubious text, he declined to perform the work. On the day before – Tuesday, December 18, 1962 – Dmitri Shostakovich’s Symphony No. This is the concluding volume in Vasily Petrenko's Shostakovich symphony cycle. [14] Yevtushenko wrote the text for the 4th movement, "Fears," at the composer's request. The atmosphere was tense enough as it was, and I waved at them to calm down. Category:Shostakovich, Dmitry All original works (compositions and arrangements) of this person are still under copyright in Canada, the EU, Japan and elsewhere and are thus subject to immediate deletion. But here the jolly, youthful, anti-bureaucratic "career" and the poem "Humor," full of jaunty lines, were linked with the melancholy and graphic poem about tired Russian women queueing in a shop. Every morning, instead of morning prayers, I reread - well, recite from memory - two poems from Yevtushenko, "Boots" and "A Career." The hour-long work requires a bass soloist, men's chorus, and large orchestra and is laid out in five movements, each a setting of a Yevgeny Yevtushenko poem. So he has long experience with this searing work and its gravity. "Boots" is conscience. Riccardo Muti leads the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, men of the Chicago Symphony Chorus and bass soloist Alexey Tikhomirov in this poignant performance of Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 113 (Babi Yar), recorded live in September 2018. Duration: 23' Publisher. The ensemble shines throughout—from passages requiring the sheer sonic force of the first movement to the indelible moments provided by … Morality is the twin sister of conscience. Scores > Shostakovich, Dmitri; Shostakovich, Dmitri / SYMPHONY NO. [10] He is also reported to have told musicologist Solomon Volkov, regarding the Babi Yar massacre and the state of Jews in the Soviet Union. 13, Op. There was a sense of something incredible happening. 30 x 41 cm, 196 pp. However, at the beginning of 1963 Yevtushenko reportedly published a second, now politically correct version of Babi Yar twice the length of the original. [30], Shostakovich's orchestration of Modest Mussorgsky's Boris Godunov, Khovanshchina and Songs and Dances of Death had an important bearing on the Thirteenth Symphony, as well as on Shostakovich's late work. Even today, people wonder just what Shostakovich was trying to say. 113 'Babi Yar'. 113), subtitled Babi Yar, was completed on July 20, 1962, and first performed in Moscow in December of that year. 0000096450 00000 n 0000001380 00000 n Contact Us. Shostakovich – Symphony No. It had never occurred to me that they could be united like that. Mozart: Violin Concerto No. The premiere finally went ahead, the government box empty but the theatre otherwise packed. Liszt – Dante Symphony. Shostakovich – Symphony No. They tried to scare off everyone from Yevtushenko and me. 110a (1960) arrangement of String Quartet No.8 for string orchestra. $350 first page of score (detail) All of which illuminates the miracle of Shostakovich’s Symphony No. Buy SACD or download online. Not wanting to set the new version to music, yet knowing the original version faced little chance of performance, the composer agreed to the performance of the new version yet did not add those lines to the manuscript of the symphony.[27]. It should be no surprise, then, that Khrushchev criticized it before the premiere, and threatened to stop its performance,[14] Shostakovich reportedly claimed in Testimony, Khrushchev didn't give a damn about the music in this instance, he was angered by Yevtushenko's poetry. The soloist was Vitali Gromadsky. [13] The intelligentsia called him a "boudoir poet" — in other words, a moralist. The symphony calls for a bass soloist, bass chorus, and an orchestra consisting of 3 flutes (3rd doubling piccolo), 3 oboes (3rd doubling cor anglais), 3 clarinets, (2nd doubling E-flat clarinet, 3rd doubling bass clarinet), 3 bassoons (3rd doubling contrabassoon), 4 horns, 3 trumpets, 3 trombones, tuba, timpani, triangle, castanets, whip, woodblocks, tambourine, snare drum, bass drum, cymbals, bells, tam-tam, glockenspiel, xylophone, 2 harps (preferably doubled), celesta, piano, and strings. 13. Texts of the poems in Russian and English translation (oroginal text). It’s a cryptic narrative centred around the life of Lenin, and given that Shostakovich had only recently become a party member before the composition of this piece, it’s argued that perhaps he was only really trying to tow the party line with this composition. Access this edition published by Boosey & Hawkes and 110,000 other scores on the nkoda app. "[13] By the end of May, Shostakovich had found three additional poems by Yevtushenko, which caused him to expand the work into a multi-movement choral symphony[2] by complementing Babi Yar's theme of Jewish suffering with Yevtushenko's verses about other Soviet abuses. [29] Meanwhile, a copy of the score with the original text was smuggled to the West, where it was premiered and recorded in January 1970 by the Philadelphia Orchestra under Eugene Ormandy. On September 29 1941, Nazis murdered more than 30,000 Jews in a ravine outside Kiev. Shostakovich’s Eleventh Symphony has long been one of his most controversial. Riccardo Muti leads the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, men of the Chicago Symphony Chorus and bass soloist Alexey Tikhomirov in this poignant performance of Shostakovich’s Symphony No. By the time Shostakovich had completed the first movement on 27 March 1962, Yevtushenko was already being subjected to a campaign of criticism,[13] as he was now considered a political liability. 5, K. 219 "Turkish" Shostakovich: Symphony No. Commentary by Manashir Jakubov. 13. ��õD�s��>pY�0�hO�`�O�vN�@n5p;����B�he%��Qi�*�>�wu\�4��2��� �{eA0�. I was stunned, and first and foremost by his choice of such apparently disparate poems. Text by Yevgeny Yevtushenko "A Career" is morality. "[9], In the 13th Symphony, Shostakovich dispensed with the Jewish idiom, as the text was perfectly clear without it.[2]. x�bba`b``Ć | + endstream endobj 56 0 obj<> endobj 57 0 obj<> endobj 58 0 obj<>/Font<>/ProcSet[/PDF/Text/ImageC]>>/Type/Page>> endobj 59 0 obj<>stream The composition of these works coincided roughly with the virulent state-sanctioned anti-Semitism prevalent in Russia in those years, as part of the anti-Western campaign of Zhdanovshchina. 13 (1962) paints a searing portrait of the massacre of many thousands of Jews and other people at a ravine in Ukraine called Babi Yar. Purchase on Amazon. Published by DSCH ... Hawkes Pocket Scores HPS 628-The study score for Shostakovich's Symphony No.5 Op.47. But we must never forget about the dangers of anti-Semitism and keep reminding others of it, because the infection is still alive and who knows if it will ever disappear. No. Dmitri Shostakovich Simfonija no. The Symphony No. Then came "Fears Are Dying in Russia." "DSCH" Publishers: Moscow, 2006. Let's get him! 113, of Shostakovich; the work, which almost landed the composer in hot water once again in the Soviet Union, had only recently been smuggled out to the West and was far from a common item. 13, ... Sinaisky is able to capture the bitter impact of the score. But some fighters on the musical front really perked up. Dmitri Shostakovich's 13th Symphony, Babi Yar, is a damning critique of … 113, subtitled Babi Yar) by Dmitri Shostakovich was completed on July 20, 1962 and first performed in Moscow on 18 December 1962 by the Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra and the basses of the Republican State and Gnessin Institute Choirs, under Kirill Kondrashin (after Yevgeny Mravinsky refused to conduct the work). 113, subtitled Babi Yar) by Dmitri Shostakovich was completed on July 20, 1962 and first performed in Moscow on 18 December 1962 by the Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra and the basses of the Republican State and Gnessin Institute Choirs, under Kirill Kondrashin (after Yevgeny Mravinsky refused to conduct the work). Symphony No. 0000000781 00000 n 0000002519 00000 n "[23] Sculptor Ernst Neizvestny, who was present, said, "It was major! Symphony No.10 in E minor sheet music. Dmitri Dmitriyevich Shostakovich was a Soviet and Russian composer and pianist. To keep the symphony in performance, seven lines of the poem were altered, replacing references to imprisonment without trial, to neglect of the poor and to the fear experienced by artists. Chamber Symphony op. But to many, the triumph rang hollow. People heavily criticise this symphony, and I don’t really think it’s all that bad. To lose conscience is to lose everything.[19]. Khrushchev's agents engendered a campaign to discredit him, accusing the poet of placing the suffering of the Jewish people above that of the Russians. x�b``�d``a`b`p�`d@ Af �P������`y{���Z��"����"J@=, u��W00]U`���P�`?A~����Wnif�( -��x�H3�5�v}�7QQ�� *:� endstream endobj 66 0 obj<>/Size 55/Type/XRef>>stream But then the audience burst into wild applause with shouts of 'Bravo! 0000003566 00000 n The soloist was Vitali Gromadsky. The Thirteenth was a political victory for Shostakovich and Yevtushenko, but in truth there are stretches of banal music, especially toward the end. Partitura. Even with these changed lines, the symphony enjoyed relatively few performances — two with the revised text in Moscow in February 1963, one performance in Minsk (with the original text) shortly afterward, as well as Gorky, Leningrad and Novosibirsk. Symphony No. 55 0 obj <> endobj xref 55 13 0000000016 00000 n 13 in B flat minor (Op. On the day before – Tuesday, December 18, 1962 – Dmitri Shostakovich’s Symphony No. Shostakovich – Symphony no.13 “barbiy yar” ... Symphony no.13 "Barbiy Yar" Composer: Shostakovich; Instrumentation: Bass solo, male choir and orchestra ... Braille Music Score. DSCH. Stream Shostakovich: Symphony No. People knew about Babi Yar before Yevtushenko's poem, but they were silent. 13, which offers not a simplistic message about genocide but a complex one, encompassing horror, rage and aspiration. In 1970, in Rome, he conducted the Symphony No. 47 … [2] The composer completed these four additional movements within six weeks,[13] putting the final touches on the symphony on July 20, 1962, during a hospital stay. 13 in B-flat minor (Op. [14][21], Official interference continued throughout the day of the concert. Shostakovich’s early compositions were mainly for the piano. Hardcover. Why does a man strike up a jolly song? 113 "Babi Yar", recorded live in September 2018. 5, K. 219 "Turkish" Shostakovich: Symphony No. R. Territory. For the Party, performing critical texts at a public concert with symphonic backing had a potentially much greater impact than simply reading the same texts at home privately. 13 in B flat minor, Op. 13 score Shostakovich Symphony, Babi Yar in B minor, Op 113 (Zen-on score) (2005) ISBN: 4118918137 [Japanese Import] 13, Babi Yar, together with bass Oleg Tsibulko, the Popov Academy of Choral Arts Choir, the Kozhevnikov choir, and maestro Kirill Karabits. One should not be deprived of conscience. [6], Scored for baritone, male chorus and orchestra, the symphony could be argued to be a symphonic cantata[30] or orchestral song cycle[31] rather than a choral symphony. 13 … 0000000556 00000 n In a word, it became a much better poem."[17]. Shostakovich – Symphony No. Shostakovich reportedly told fellow composer Edison Denisov that he had always loathed anti-Semitism. The entire choir threatened to walk out; a desperate speech by Yevtushenko was all that kept them from doing so. 13 (1962) paints a searing portrait of the massacre of many thousands of Jews and other people at a ravine in Ukraine called Babi Yar. For Orchestra (Score). 0000003600 00000 n [18] Shostakovich defended the poet in a letter dated 26 October 1965, to his pupil Boris Tishchenko: As for what "moralising" poetry is, I didn't understand. 0000001077 00000 n Because he is sad at heart. Riccardo Muti leads the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, men of the Chicago Symphony Chorus and bass soloist Alexey Tikhomirov in this poignant performance of Shostakovich’s Symphony No. After completing the opera, Shostakovich used this Jewish idiom in many works, such as his Second Piano Trio, the First Violin Concerto, the Fourth String Quartet, the song cycle From Jewish Folk Poetry, the 24 Preludes and Fugues and the Four Monologues on Texts by Pushkin. 13, Op. [28] After these performances, the work was effectively banned in the Soviet bloc, the work's premiere in East Berlin occurring only because the local censor had forgotten to clear the performance with Moscow beforehand. 13 (1962) paints a searing portrait of the massacre of many thousands of Jews and other people at a ravine in Ukraine called Babi Yar. 13 in B flat minor (Op. Stephen Bulla - G. Schirmer, Inc. One of the most notable movements from Dimitri Shostakovich is transformed into this superb new edition that is well within the reach of most orchestras. Faksimile Symphony No. The music, while having a life and logic of its own, remains closely welded to the texts. 13 received its premiere in Moscow with Kirill Kondrashin conducting the bass soloist Vitali Gromadsky, the Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra, and the basses of the Gnessin Institute and Republican State Choirs. 0000002429 00000 n [12], The symphony was originally intended as a single-movement "vocal-symphonic poem. Two singers were engaged, Victor Nechipailo to sing the premiere, and Vitaly Gromadsky in case a substitute were needed. 304 pages. Discharged that day, he took the night train to Kyiv to show the score to bass Boris Gmiyirya, an artist he especially admired and wanted to sing the solo part in the work. Kondrashin was also asked to withdraw but refused. Dmitri Shostakovich (left) and Benjamin Britten, photographed in 1966. Call the Archives: (212) 875-5930 DigitalArchives@nyphil.org. And because Yevtushenko writes about conscience, God grant him all the very best. The interesting part was that when the symphony ended, there was no applause at first, just an unusually long pause—so long that I even thought that it might be some sort of conspiracy. [11], Yevtushenko's poem Babi Yar appeared in the Literaturnaya Gazeta in September 1961 and, along with the publication of Alexander Solzhenitsyn's novel One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich in Novy Mir, happened during a surge of anti-Stalinist literature during the premiership of Nikita Khrushchev. But after Yevtushenko's poem, it became clear that it would never be forgotten. Nechipailo was forced to drop out at the last minute (to cover at the Bolshoi Theatre for a singer who had been ordered to "get sick" in a performance of Verdi's Don Carlo, according to Vishnevskaya's autobiography "Galina: A Russian Story", page 278). The symphony – which set to music five poems by the Russian poet Yevgeny Yevtushenko (who was 29 … 5 Finale Dimitri Shostakovich/arr. From there he went to Leningrad to give the score to conductor Yevgeny Mravinsky.[15]. Cameras originally slated to televise the piece were noisily dismantled. [21] He was then put under pressure to drop the first movement. The symphony played to a tremendous ovation. Mozart: Violin Concerto No. Shostakovich was drawn to the intonations of Jewish folk music,[8] explaining, "The distinguishing feature of Jewish music is the ability to build a jolly melody on sad intonations. In connecting all these poems like that, Shostakovich completely changed me as a poet. 13, which offers not a simplistic message about genocide but a complex one, encompassing horror, rage and aspiration. [16], Yevtushenko added, about the composer's setting of Babi Yar that "if I were to able to write music I would have written it exactly the way Shostakovich did.... His music made the poem greater, more meaningful and powerful. The five earthily vernacular[1] poems denounce Soviet life one aspect at a time: brutality, cynicism, deprivation, anxiety, corruption. Facsimile edition of the autograph full score issued on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the composer’s birth. View and download Shostakovich music notes. Purchase on Amazon. However, it is in the public domain in Canada (where IMSLP is hosted), the EU, and in those countries where the copyright term is life+70 years or less. [22] Kondrashin remembered, "At the end of the first movement the audience started to applaud and shout hysterically. In 1937 Russia, at the height of Stalin’s purges, the Communist Party strongly denounced Dmitri Shostakovich’s most recent works. Why, as you maintain, it isn't "among the best." 13, 'Babi Yar' - 8.550630". Many had heard about Babi Yar, but it took Yevtushenko's poem to make them aware of it. 5 Finale Symphony No. And a disgusting poison campaign began. trailer <]>> startxref 0 %%EOF 67 0 obj<>stream [31] Shostakovich wrote the greater part of his vocal music after his immersion in Mussorgsky's work,[31] and his method of writing for the voice in small intervals, with much tonal repetition and attention to natural declamation, can be said to have been taken directly from Mussorgsky. 13 (“Babi Yar”) Oleg Tsibulko – Bass Popov Academy of Choral Arts Choir Kozhevnikov Choir Russian National Orchestra Kirill Karabits – Conductor Pentatone, CD PTC5186618. (New Collected Works of Dmitri Shostakovich - Volume 13). Shostakovich's interest in Jewish subjects dates from 1943, when he orchestrated the opera Rothschild's Violin by Jewish composer Venyamin Fleishman. The Russian National Orchestra continues its Shostakovich cycle with Symphony No. In my book [The Wave of a Hand] I didn't put them next to each other. 13 in B flat minor, Op. 13, Op. Composer Dmitri Shostakovich (1906-75), with sheet music available to browse and buy. 13, “Babi Yar”, together with bass Oleg Tsibulko, the Popov Academy of Choral Arts Choir, the Kozhevnikov choir and maestro Kirill Karabits. [15] Shostakovich then asked Kirill Kondrashin to conduct the work. There, you see, Shostakovich has proved himself untrustworthy once more. Jan-Hendrik Rootering (bass) Netherlands Radio Choir & Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra, Mark Wigglesworth The Russian National Orchestra continues its Shostakovich cycle with Symphony No. [26] The rest of the poem is as strongly aimed at the Soviet political authorities as those lines that were changed so the reasons for these changes were more precise. Festive Overture in A major for Orchestra, The Tale of the Priest and of His Workman Balda, Seven Romances on Poems by Alexander Blok, Suite on Verses of Michelangelo Buonarroti, The War Symphonies: Shostakovich Against Stalin, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Symphony_No._13_(Shostakovich)&oldid=995682117, Articles with unsourced statements from September 2020, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, Marius Rintzler, bass; Men of the Choir of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra and, Anatoli Safiulin, bass; Male Chorus of the Yurlov State Academic Russian Chorus and USSR Ministry of Culture Symphony Orchestra -. And when they read the poem, the silence was broken. Kirill Kondrashin conducted the 1962 premiere after Yevgeny Mravinsky had declined the assignment under pressure; Vitaly Gromadsky sang the solo part alongside the combined choruses of the RSFSR State Academy and Gnessin Institute and the Moscow Philharmonic. 13 score Shostakovich Symphony, Babi Yar in B minor, Op 113 (Zen-on score) (2005) ISBN: 4118918137 [Japanese Import] on Amazon.com. 0000001120 00000 n This is not meant as an example of damning with faint praise. Shostakovich – Symphony No. The Russian National Orchestra continues its Shostakovich cycle with Symphony No. Facsimile. Hawkes Pockets Score 628. 13 (“Babi Yar”) Oleg Tsibulko – Bass Popov Academy of Choral Arts Choir Kozhevnikov Choir Russian National Orchestra Kirill Karabits – Conductor Pentatone, CD PTC5186618. ...It would be good if Jews could live peacefully and happily in Russia, where they were born. 13 “Babi Yar” Setting texts by esteemed Russian poet Yevgeny Yevtushenko, Shostakovich’s unforgettable Symphony No. All of which illuminates the miracle of Shostakovich’s Symphony No. The Symphony No. 5, D MINOR, OP. %PDF-1.4 %���� Shostakovich's interest in Jewish subjects dates from 1943, when he orchestrated the opera Rothschild's Violin by Jewish composer Venyamin Fleishman. 5, K. 219 "Turkish" Shostakovich: Symphony No. Publishers began receiving more anti-Stalinist novels, short stories and memoirs. 113 "Babi Yar", recorded live in September 2018. 13 received its premiere in Moscow with Kirill Kondrashin conducting the bass soloist Vitali Gromadsky, the Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra, and the basses of the Gnessin Institute and Republican State Choirs. 661 music sheets for any instrument in our online catalog for free. This is a very fine performance of Shostakovich’s magnificent and moving “Babi Yar” symphony, more noteworthy for its overall cogency and coherence than for any particularly outstanding moments. This fad soon faded. '"[24], Kondrashin gave two performances of the Thirteenth Symphony; a third was scheduled for 15 January 1963. 13 “Babi Yar” Setting texts by esteemed Russian poet Yevgeny Yevtushenko, Shostakovich’s unforgettable Symphony No. No. Dmitri Shostakovich’s Symphony No. Symphony No.13 in B flat minor - "Babi Jar" opus 113 . Dmitri Shostakovich - Babi Yar. [25] The length of the new version can be explained not only by changes in content but also by a noticeable difference in writing style. We started playing the second movement at once, so as not to put Shostakovich into an awkward position. 13, “Babi Yar”, together with bass Oleg Tsibulko, the Popov Academy of Choral Arts Choir, the Kozhevnikov choir and maestro Kirill Karabits. Mozart: Violin Concerto No. David Geffen Hall 10 Lincoln Center Plaza New York, NY 10023-6970 This work contained characteristics which would become typical of Shostakovich's Jewish idiom — the Phrygian mode with an augmented third and the Dorian mode with an augmented fourth; the iambic prime (a series of two notes on the same pitch in an iambic rhythm, with the first note of each phrase on an upbeat); and the standard accompaniments to Jewish klezmer music. *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. 13, Op. 13 … ��'�h����n#J� Om��ZA�^+�RT�!�T��x�y"�4�[N��w~��z�|/Y��-Q�`�$ H��V�n�F��� �D˽r�E ��6E������̙3W2~�t����z��:���=|�3��/q�]�؇je�ʭ ��w��h��E�p�F×ׯ�� Do��?�]w����3ѻ����0��Q@̄!�J�)�O/`���z.��m�C$C�B���� That's why I was overjoyed when I read Yevtushenko's "Babi Yar"; the poem astounded me. They tried to destroy the memory of Babi Yar, first the Germans and then the Ukrainian government. Fearing for his life, the young composer wrote a symphony ending with a rousing march. That is the power of art. Art destroys silence. Second to the "Babi Yar" movement, "Fears" was the most viciously attacked of the movements by the bureaucrats. Chamber Symphony op. Shostakovich explicitly stated that he wanted the Symphony – and in particular it’s first movement – to be a monument over the 100.000 Jews slaughtered at a ravine called Babi Yar outside of Kiev in 1941. This work contained characteristics which would become typical of Shostakovich's Jewish idiom — the Phrygian mode with an augmented third and the Dorian mode with an augmented fourth; the iambic prime (a series of two notes on the same pitch in an iambic rhythm, with the first note of each phrase on an upbeat); and the standard accompaniments to J… Riccardo Muti leads the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, men of the Chicago Symphony Chorus and bass soloist Alexey Tikhomirov in this poignant performance of Shostakovich’s Symphony No. The poem, it became a much better poem. `` [ 23 ] Ernst. 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