Saturday, September 25, 2010
Happy Birthday Shostakovich
Best symphony ever !!!!
The brilliant Dmitri Shostakovich was born September 25, 1906 and died August 9, 1975.
I totally love his 11th Symphony.
Here it is conducted by the great Valery Abisalovich Gergiev. I find him fun to watch as well. You got to love a guy who uses a toothpick for his baton.
The first video takes about 1 minute to get going but it is well worth it. Enjoy!
If you like this symphony you will also like Shostakovich's 7th and 13th symphonies.
My favorite picture of Shostakovich