This is best taken in one shot all the way through. In fact…there just isn’t any other way. Take it all or nothing. Its just that valuable.
“Leningrad” is an extremely heavy piece of music. Very emotive. The Russian soul is laid bare in all its glory and pain. NOT for everyone. Shostakovich hid his true message within this piece. If the connection comes, you will forever be dumbfounded. If you could see any piece live, this should be it. If epic would even be close to a comparison…it wouldn’t even come close. The notes begin to really hit you and the feelings remaining after…it glazes your existence. You will never look at another of his pieces or any Russian pieces the same.
On a different note: Its just a great Battle Hymn against the sinews of evil in the world.