No composer wrote the song of human experience in the 20th century better than Dmitri Shostakovich, and on this week’s Choral Showcase, we’ll hear his stunning Symphony No. 13, Babi Yar – a devastating critique of anti-Semitism, and a moving portrait of life under totalitarian rule. Riccardo Muti leads the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and Chorus.
Dmitri Shostakovich: Symphony No. 13 in B-flat Major, Op. 113 (Babi Yar)
Alexey Tikhomirov, bass
Men of the Chicago Symphony Chorus
Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Riccardo Muti, conductor