Playing Stalin's Tune

Bridget Kendall examines the relationship between music and politics in the Soviet Union.

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012001071720011203

In this first programme, she looks at the musical and cultural background to the reforms which followed the revolution of 1917, the impact of RUSSIAn musical exiles such as Rachmaninov and Stravinsky and at the artistic world to which the teenage Shostakovich first announced his genius.

012001071720011203

In this first programme, she looks at the musical and cultural background to the reforms which followed the revolution of 1917, the impact of RUSSIAn musical exiles such as Rachmaninov and Stravinsky and at the artistic world to which the teenage Shostakovich first announced his genius.

022001072420011210

She looks at how music of all kinds was used to praise the Soviet cause in the years following Stalin's rise to absolute power.

022001072420011210

She looks at how music of all kinds was used to praise the Soviet cause in the years following Stalin's rise to absolute power.

03 LAST2001073120011217

She looks at the part music played in WWII.

03 LAST2001073120011217

She looks at the part music played in WWII.