Muddle Instead of Music: Shostakovich & Stalin’s Russia

Censorship, Shostakovich, and the musical wasteland of Stalin’s Soviet Russia Muddle Instead of Music Episode Transcript A stately gentleman dressed in a military jacket and pressed trousers carefully settled into his chair at the Moscow theater. It was 1936. An attendant collected his overcoat, his fur hat, then asked for his gloves. It was a …

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