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Best of: Shostakovich's 5th (6)

Premiering in 1937 to great critical acclaim, Shostakovich’s sublime Symphony No. 5 remains one of his most popular compositions. The composer describes the work as “a Soviet artist’s reply to just criticism”—its direct musical language and beautifully crafted melodies captivated the audience. Enjoy the magical sounds of this symphony with our selection of world-class performances!