The Opera That Changed a Career

Dmitry Shostakovich
A Russian’s Quiet Composition
BY MARILYN ALVA [Investor’s Business Daily, 21 Mar 05]
He was the toast of the new Russian Communist regime, a young composer who had captivated audiences under the banner of the emerging cultural revolution.
But in 1936, Dmitry Shostakovich’s reputation plummeted after Stalin attended his immensely popular opera, Lady Macbeth of the Mtsenk, at the Bolshoi Theater.
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