Tag: Russia

Happy Trololo To You

Because gigs are apparently more important that the OM Advent Calender, Frere Mussel has begged off this weekend. Honestly, some people’s kids. Never mind. On to Christmas greetings courtesy of Gifford Children’s Choir from Racine Wisconsin. It’s cute and frightening…

Shostakovich: Symphony No. 7 ‘Leningrad’

Dmitri Shostakovich (1906-1975) Symphony No. 7 “Leningrad” Allegretto Moderato (poco allegro) Adagio Allegro non troppo There is great debate among musicologists regarding Shostakovich’s relationship with the Soviets. Some interpret his music as railing against Soviet cruelty while others have compiled…