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Soviet Realism, Absolute Power


Soviet Realism, Absolute Power

25-2-2017 (Sat)
Grand Hall, Lee Shau Kee Lecture Centre, Centennial Campus, The University of Hong Kong

For ages 6 and above

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KABALEVSKY  Colas Breugnon: Overture
KHACHATURIAN Spartacus: Adagio
SHOSTAKOVICH  New Babylon: Excerpts
SHOSTAKOVICHString Quartet no. 8: 4th Movement
SHOSTAKOVICH Symphony no. 5: Excerpts from each movement and followed by 4th Movement


Shostakovich and other artists had to survive terrible purges in the 1930s under a regime which insisted that art conform to an official message. Many disappeared without trace for displeasing the authorities. How did Shostakovich work around the restrictions? What happened to more cooperative composers? Hear the music and find out with Jung-Ho Pak in this Swire Classic Insights concert.





  • No eating or drinking
  • No photography, recording or filming
  • Please turn off your mobile phone and other electronic devices
  • Please keep noise to a minimum during the performance
  • Please reserve your applause until the end of the entire work