In recognition of Free Speech Week read below about composer Dmitri Shostakovich and the restrictions he faced under Stalin’s Soviet Union. He created an incredible piece of music under great threat from the government, and today his Fifth Symphony is regarded as a masterwork of subtle communication to the Russian people who were suffering under “The Great Purge.”
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Free Speech Week Playlist
In the third week of October people across America celebrate Free Speech Week. In this country, we have the ability to freely express ourselves in words or music. While some classical composers may have experienced censorship during their lives, it didn’t keep them from expressing their views!
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