THE REST IS NOISE Leningrad Symphony

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City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra under Andris Nelsons performs Dmitry Shostakovich: Symphony No7 in C ('Leningrad').

Written in the Second World War during the gruelling siege of Leningrad, Shostakovich's powerful Symphony No 7 has since transcended the specifics of its conception to become a universal expression of man's survival during times of conflict.

(Part of The Rest is Noise's exploration of war-related music.)

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