Composers: Shostakovich Compositions: Symphony No 13, Babi Yar Performers:Alexey Tikhomirov b, Chicago Symphony Orchestra & Chorus, Riccardo Muti cond Catalogue Number: CSO Resound CSOR9011901

“There is no memorial above Babi Yar, the steep ravine is like a crude tombstone.” So begins Yevgeny Yevtushenko’s poem commemorating the Nazi massacre of tens of thousands of Jews outside Kiev in 1941. Written 20 years later, the poem caused a furore in Soviet Russia, still in denial about its antisemitism. Deeply touched by the poetry, Shostakovich used it and other Yevtushenko works to...

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